3D Exploitation of Oklahoma Anadarko Basin Gas Resources, Anadarko Basin, Western and Central Oklahoma
Larry Lunardi, Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, OK
During the past 5 years, Chesapeake Energy has acquired over 3500 miles of recent 3D data in Oklahoma, concentrated in the prolific gas producing area established within the Anadarko Basin. This basin is characterized by the structural and stratigraphic complexities associated with multiple episodes of extensional, thrust, and wrench tectonics.
This complexity has provided the opportunity for 3D seismic to illuminate the potential for finding significant gas reserves under and between the existing production. Chesapeake currently has over 20 rigs actively drilling for these reserves at depths up to 25,000 feet; most of these are targeting prospects delineated by 3D.
Chesapeake’s continued commitment to 3D in this area is reflected by a 2003 program that includes the acquisition of over 600 sqs of new proprietary and spec data.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90010©2003 AAPG Southwest Section Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas, March 1-4, 2003