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COLLIER, HUGHBERT, Collier Consulting, Inc., Stephenville, TX; and RON SHAW, Pollan & Shaw Geological Consulting, Abilene, TX; and MICHAEL McCRACKEN, Collier Consulting, Inc., Stephenville, TX

Abstract: Integrating Sample, Seismic, Petrophysical, and Engineering Data to Revitalize an Old Field: Ropes Canyon Reef Unit, Hockley County, Texas

For many old fields, the original cores and/or core data are no longer available to incorporate into modern field studies. In such cases, cutting samples and core chips from wells in the field and flank dry holes can be used to characterize the reservoir. These samples can be used to identify facies, porosity types, fracturing, age zonation, and hydrocarbon shows. Hydrocarbon shows (cut and fluorescence) are still detectable in samples more than fifty years old.

These data can be digitized and integrated with petrophysical, seismic, and reservoir engineering data to discover overlooked, new potential pay zones above and below the field's primary production interval. This study documents one such integrated field study for the Ropes Canyon Reef Unit, Hockley County, Texas.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90918©1999 AAPG Southwest Section Meeting, Abilene, Texas