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This is a case study of an old field successfully resurrected back to commercial production by means of proper and efficient study, design, and implementation before and after the Macondo disaster[--Read Article--]
This paper discusses practical concepts of game theory for the inclusion of “player affects or strategies” that may include “conflicting decision makers” and “negotiated” or “non-negotiated strategies” in the methodology for arriving at a fair market value of estimated reserves[--Read Article--]
This paper presents an example of a method for identifying incremental productivity of inactive watered-out wells in complex reservoir structures with edge water. The method targets inactive/marginal wells associated with bypassed oil reserves and forecasts the potential of these wells through the use of dual well completions with downhole water drainage [--Read Article--]
This paper overviews research efforts, to date, toward an expert system and well candidate selection program model, named Candidate Acquisition of Downhole Water Sink Potential or CadWasp[--Read Article--]
This paper describes the effort to justify, document, and confirm proven, unproven, undeveloped, and bypassed remaining oil and gas reserves in West Delta Block 84 Field; at one time an orphaned field off the coast of Louisiana. The methodology used for the evaluation provides an insight into how to quickly and efficiently identify worthwhile and economic marginal properties, even with incomplete or missing information[--Read Article--]
West Delta Block 84 Field is located off the coast of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The intent of this endeavor is to prove that the two of the reservoirs, the KE-1 and KF-1, form a single communicating reservoir, the KEKF-R1; that a waterflood into the KF-1 reservoir was ineffective; that oil reserves were bypassed; and that a portion of these bypassed oil reserves can be recovered without drilling new wells [--Read Article--]
In order to screen Louisiana oil reservoirs for application of other gas injection processes, mainly air, this database was updated. Each year, operators submit to DNR "Secondary Recovery and Pressure Maintenance Annual Data Sheets" (SRPMADS)[--Read Article--]
Gas injection for attic oil recovery was modeled in vertical sandpacks to compare the process performance characteristics of three gases, namely methane, nitrogen and flue gas. All of flue gas recovered oil more rapidly than methane because a large portion of the methane slug dissolved in the oil phase and less free gas was available for oil displacement[--Read Article--]
The technical parameters of each reservoir are first compared to those of an “ideal” reservoir, and from that comparison, each reservoir is assigned a technical ranking. The technical parameters used in the screening process are remaining oil in place, minimum miscibility pressure, reservoir depth, oil API gravity, and formation dip angle[--Read Article--]
Produced water is a fact of life in Louisiana. The largest volume of waste associated with oil and gas production operations in Louisiana, as well as nationally, is produced water. The amounts of produced water are overwhelming compared to the amounts of hydrocarbons produced. In 1993, while over 1.2 billion barrels of produced water was being generated, less than 200 million barrels of oil and condensate and a little over 200 million BOE of gas was produced. From 1990 to 1993, the statewide WHR averaged approximately 3.2[--Read Article--]
If Louisiana is to move out of its current weak economic situation to a prosperous future, the state must build on existing strengths and better utilize our available resources as well as attract new industry. Oil and gas production is clearly an area of existing strength which must not be neglected[--Read Article--]
In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult for major oil companies to economically produce many of the older domestic reservoirs because of declining well productivity and more stringent environmental regulations. Smaller independent operators are playing an increasingly important role in producing the remaining oil and gas, and it is anticipated that this trend will continue in the future. The small independent producers do not maintain research and development laboratories, nor do they have the large technical-support staffs found in the major oil companies[--Read Article--]
Multiple, discountinuous sandstones of the Wilcox Group in central Louisiana were deposited in fluvial, deltaic, and marine sedimentary environments in the Tertiary Gulf of Mexico basin. Prolific hydrocarbon reservoirs developed in association with positive structure features or where sedimentary characteristics were favorable. Regional stratigraphic correlations are difficult because the Wilcox Group contains nunerous complex depocenters[--Read Article--]
Fine-scale correlation of sixty-two well penetrations of Sparta B sandstones (Middle Eocene) in Fordoche Field, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, shows the unit is compartmentalized into an upper and lower sandstone by a thin "shale" body that is resolvable on standard (1"= 100 ft) E-logs. Sedimentary structures and trace fossils preserved in conventional core of this thin "shale" indicate that it consists of interbedded fine to medium-grained sandstones and carbonaceous mudstones deposited as storm washover lobes, and tidal-inlet channels associated with a barrier-island complex.[--Read Article--]
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Petroleum Engineer, B.S.
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Petroleum Engineer, B.S.
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