TYLER, ROGER, MAJOR, R. P. HAMLIN, H. SCOTT HOLTZ, MARK H. DUTTON, S. P., and M. R. VINING, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
The Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, with support from the State of Texas, is providing that critical technical support. The best prospects for increased production have been identified and, with the support of allied producers, are being drilled. This State of Texas Advanced Oil and Gas Resource Recovery Initiative (Project STARR) has one major goal - increased royalty income to the Permanent School Fund through the drilling of profitable wells. To date, 12 fields have been chosen for assessment: Ozona; Geraldine Ford and Ford West; Lockridge, Waha, and Waha West; Bar-Mar and Keystone East fields of West Texas and Umbrella Point, Duval County Ranch, Trinity River Delta, and Copano Bay South fields of the Gulf Coast. Texas operators currently involved in Project STARR include Bass Enterprises, Chevron, Conoco, Goldking Oil and Gas, Hallwood Energy, Killam Oil, Mobil, Parker and Parsley, Shell, Union Pacific Resources Company, and Vista Resources. Project STARR has recommended 37 infill wells, 28 recompletions, and 2 side-track wells under the current program initiative. At least 21 infill wells and 19 recompletions have been drilled to date on State Lands on the basis of STARR recommendations.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90936©1998 AAPG Southwest Section Meeting, Wichita Falls, Texas