Oct. 17, 2006


Description

The Sacroc field is one of the largest Pennsylvanian Reef fields in the famous Horseshoe Atoll trend in the Permian Basin. This study covers the northern portion where CO2 was injected in 1972 and failed due to a lack of understanding of reservoir architecture. A recent 3D seismic survey has revealed the basic architecture and provided a basis for constructing a robust reservoir model. Quantifying the geologic model with permeability was a difficult challenge because the vast majority of the wells had only gamma-ray/neutron log combinations. Therefore, a method of combining stratigraphy and rock-fabric transforms was used. The resulting permeability model illustrates the difficulty of interpreting the results of injection tests and the need for a robust permeability model to plan future CO2 recovery operations.    
 
 

Featured Speakers

Speaker F. Jerry Lucia
Senior Research Scientist Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin Biography: Mr. F. Jerry Lucia is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin. His technical expertise includes origin and distribution of carbonate strata, petrophysics, and petroleum geology. Before ...

Senior Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
Biography:

Mr. F. Jerry Lucia is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin. His technical expertise includes origin and distribution of carbonate strata, petrophysics, and petroleum geology. Before joining the Bureau in 1985, he was a Consulting Geological Engineer for Shell Oil Company assigned to the Head Office staff. Mr. Lucia retired in 1985 with 31 years’ experience as a geological engineer in research and operations.


 

He is currently co-principal investigator of the Reservoir Characterization Research Laboratory, developing new techniques and methods for characterizing carbonate reservoirs to improve recovery from existing oil fields through the integration of geological, petrophysical, engineering, and production data. Project areas include the Permian Basin and the Middle East. Mr. Lucia is an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.

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Organizer

Steve McCants


Date and Time

Tue, Oct. 17, 2006

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

The Westlake Club

570 Westlake Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77079