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RI0271. Play Analysis and Digital Portfolio of Major Oil Reservoirs in the Permian Basin--Book Format and CD.

RI0271. Play Analysis and Digital Portfolio of Major Oil Reservoirs in the Permian Basin--Book  and CD-ROM containing shape files. 302 p. text accompanied by a CD, 2005. RI0271, $18.00.

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RI0271

RI0271. Play Analysis and Digital Portfolio of Major Oil Reservoirs in the Permian Basin--Book and CD. By S. P. Dutton, E. M. Kim, R. F. Broadhead, C. L. Breton, W. D. Raatz, S. C. Ruppel, and Charles Kerans. 302 p. text accompanied by a CD that contains text in PDF format, 32 play maps in PDF format, shapefiles, and an Excel spreadsheet of the reservoir database. 2005. RI0271, $18.00.

ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

 

ABSTRACT

The Permian Basin of west Texas and southeast New Mexico had produced >30 Bbbl (4.77 × 109 m3) of oil through 2000 and remains an important oil-producing province. Because of the substantial amount of oil remaining in the basin, this new digital oil-play portfolio was developed to facilitate increased use of enhanced-recovery practices in the Permian Basin. A total of 1,339 significant-sized reservoirs in the basin each had cumulative production of >1 MMbbl (1.59 × 105 m3) of oil through 2000; total production from these reservoirs was 28.9 Bbbl (4.59 × 109 m3). Thirty-two oil plays covering both the Texas and New Mexico parts of the Permian Basin were defined on the basis of reservoir stratigraphy, lithology, depositional environment, and structural and tectonic setting. Each of the significant-sized reservoirs was assigned to a play and mapped in a Geographic Information System (GIS). This play portfolio contains a summary description of each play, including key reservoir characteristics and successful reservoir development methods. Enhanced-recovery methods that have been demonstrated to work well in one reservoir in a particular play should be applicable to analogous reservoirs in that play. In addition to the report text, the GIS project, GIS metadata, large-scale maps of all plays, and digital reservoir-data files are also included in this portfolio.

The Permian System dominates production, accounting for 73 percent of cumulative production in the Permian Basin, followed by the Pennsylvanian (13 percent) and the Ordovician (6 percent). Carbonate reservoirs have produced 75 percent of the oil, clastics 14 percent, mixed clastics and carbonates 8 percent, and chert 3 percent. The plays having the largest cumulative production are the Northwest Shelf San Andres Platform Carbonate play (4.0 Bbbl [6.31 × 108 m3]), the Leonard Restricted Platform Carbonate play (3.3 Bbbl [5.25 × 108 m3]), the Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian Horseshoe Atoll Carbonate play (2.7 Bbbl [4.29 × 108 m3]), and the San Andres Platform Carbonate play (2.2 Bbbl [3.42 × 108 m3]). Remaining reserves are 3.25 Bbbl (5.17 × 108 m3) from that component of the resource base that is already discovered and producing. Additional future production from the Permian Basin will be attributable to reserve growth and undiscovered resources.


Keywords: Permian Basin, enhanced recovery, New Mexico, oil fields, play analysis, reservoir development methods

 

Table of Contents

ABSTRACT
INTRODUCTION
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
                Definition of the Permian Basin
                Identification of Significant-Sized Reservoirs
                                Texas
                                New Mexico
                        Total Permian Basin Production
                Play Definitions
            Play Designations of Reservoirs
            Mapping Reservoirs in GIS
                        Texas
                        New Mexico
            Play Boundaries and Play Maps
            GIS Project
            Contents of [The] CD
            Permian Basin References
PLAY SUMMARIES
            Ordovician Plays
                        Ordovician References
                        Ellenburger Selectively Dolomitized Ramp Carbonate (Play 101)
                                    References
            Ellenburger Karst-Modified Restricted Ramp Carbonate (Play 102)          
                                    References
            Simpson Cratonic Sandstone (Play 103)
                                    References
            Silurian Plays
                        Silurian References
                        Fusselman Shallow Platform Carbonate (Play 104)
                                    References
            Wristen Buildups and Platform Carbonate (Play 105)
                                    References
            Devonian Plays
                        Devonian References
                        Devonian Thirtyone Deepwater Chert (Play 106)
                                    References
                        Devonian Thirtyone Ramp Carbonate (Play 107)
                                    References
            Mississippian Play
                        Mississippian Platform Carbonate (Play 108)
                                    References
                        Pennsylvanian Plays
                                    Pennsylvanian References
            Northwest Shelf Strawn Patch Reef (Play 109)
                                    References
            Northwest Shelf Upper Pennsylvanian Carbonate (Play 110)
                                    References
            Pennsylvanian Platform Carbonate (Play 111)
                                    References
            Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian Horseshoe Atoll Carbonate (Play 112)
                                    References

            Upper Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian Slope and Basinal Sandstone (Play 113)

                                     References

             Lower Permian Plays

                                     Lower Permian References

             Wolfcamp Platform Carbonate (Play 114)

                                     References

             Wolfcamp/Leonard Slope and Basinal Carbonate (Play 115)

                                     References

             Abo Platform Carbonate (Play 116)
                                    References

             Leonard Restricted Platform Carbonate (Play 117)

                                     References
            Bone Spring Basinal Sandstone and Carbonate (Play 118)

                                     References

             Spraberry/Dean Submarine-Fan Sandstone (Play 119)

                                     References

             Upper Permian (Guadalupian) Plays

                         Upper Permian References

             Northwest Shelf San Andres Platform Carbonate (Play 120)

                         References

             Eastern Shelf San Andres Platform Carbonate (Play 121)

                         References

             San Andres Karst-Modified Platform Carbonate (Play 122)

                         References

             San Andres Platform Carbonate (Play 123)
                        References

             Upper San Andres and Grayburg Platform Mixed—Central Basin Platform Trend (Play 124)

                         References
             Upper San Andres and Grayburg Platform Mixed—Artesia Vacuum Trend (Play 125)

                         References

             San Andres/Grayburg Lowstand Carbonate (Play 126)

                         References

             Grayburg Platform Mixed Clastic/Carbonate (Play 127)

                         References

             Grayburg Platform Carbonate (Play 128)

                         References

             Grayburg High-Energy Platform Carbonate—Ozona Arch (Play 129)

                         References

             Delaware Mountain Group Basinal Sandstone (Play 130)

                        Introduction
                        Depositional Model

                        Reservoir Characteristics

                        Reservoir Development Examples

                         References

                         Additional Delaware Mountain Group References

             Queen Tidal-Flat Sandstone (Play 131)

                         References

             Artesia Platform Sandstone (Play 132)

                         References

 PRODUCTION ANALYSIS

            Discovery History

            Production History and Attributes

            Reservoir Depths

            Remaining Reserves

            Production References

 CONCLUSIONS

 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 ALL REFERENCES CITED

 

132 Figures, 40 Tables (in text)