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ABSTRACT: Petroleum geology of the Peng Lai 19-3 Oil Field, Bohai Bay, People's Republic of China

Patton, B. D.1, J. B. O'Reilly1, M. D. Kuykendall2, J. Yang-Logan1, Ma Qian Gui3 , (1) Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville, OK (2) Phillips Petroleum Company (3) Chinese Offshore Oil Bohai Corporation, Tanggu, China

The Peng Lai 19-3 (PL 19-3) Oil Complex, located in the south central Bohai Bay, People's Republic of China, was discovered in May 1999 with the drilling of the PL 19-3-1 well by Phillips China Inc. The PL 19-3-1 intersected a gross 425 meter hydrocarbon column in Miocene - Pliocene fluvial sandstones at a depth of approximately 1,000 meters. The PL 19-3-2 appraisal well, located 1.6 kilometers south-southwest of the discovery well, intersected a gross hydrocarbon column of 515 meters in the same reservoir interval and within the same pressure systems. Subsequent appraisal drilling has proven that a large oil accumulation exists. The oil quality varies from 16 - 23o API, with low pour-points and low wax content. Gas-to-oil ratios are relatively low and range from 100 - 300 scf/stbo.

The oil complex is located on the northeast extension of the Bonan High and structurally is interpreted as a north-south trending wrench anticline associated with an adjacent major north-south strike-slip fault system. En-echelon northeast-southwest trending normal faults are intersected by north-south trending wrench faults. Reservoirs are good quality, stacked, Miocene fluvial sandstones within the Lower Minghauzhen and Guantao formations; with top seal consisting of intraformational mudstones. Source rocks are organic-rich lacustrine mudstones in the Oligocene Dongying and/or Eocene Shahejie formation(s) which are located in the adjacent sags.

A significant portion of the oil complex is masked by a "gas cloud" covering approximately 30% of the structure. A 4C, OBC seismic survey is planned for 2000 to help image this portion of the field.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90913©2000 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, Bali, Indonesia