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Title: Prairie Canal Well No. 1, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Volume 1. Completion and testing. Final report

Abstract

The Prairie Canal Company, Inc. Well No. 1, approximately 8 miles south of the city of Lake Charles, Louisiana, was tested through the annulus between 5-1/2 inch casing and 2-3/8 inch tubing. The interval tested was from 14,782 to 14,820 feet. The geological section was the Hackberry Sand, a member of the Oligocene Frio formation. Produced water was injected into a disposal well which was perforated in several Miocene Sands from 3070 to 4600 feet. Original plans were to test a section of the Hackberry sand from 14,976 to 15,024 feet. This primary zone, however, produced a large amount of sand, shale, gravel, and rocks during early flow periods and was abandoned in favor of the secondary zone. Four pressure drawdown flow tests and three pressure buildup tests were conducted during a 12-day period. A total of 36,505 barrels of water was produced. The highest sustained flow rate was approximately 7100 BWPD. The gas-to-water ratio, measured during testing, ranged from 41 to 50 SCF/BBL. There is disagreement as to the saturation value of the reservoir brine, which may be between 43.3 and 49.7 SCF/BBL. The methane content of the flare line gas averaged 88.4 mole percent. The CO/sub 2/ contentmore » averaged 8.4 mole percent. Measured values of H/sub 2/S in the gas were between 12 and 24 ppM.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Eaton Operating Co., Inc., Houston, TX (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5167485
Report Number(s):
DOE/ET/27081-6-Vol.1
ON: DE82006124
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-80ET27081
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of document are illegible
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL WELLS; PERFORMANCE; TESTING; BRINES; CARBON DIOXIDE; DEPTH; FLOW RATE; GEOPRESSURED SYSTEMS; GEOTHERMAL FLUIDS; HYDROGEN SULFIDES; LOUISIANA; METHANE; PLUGGING; PRODUCTION; WELL CASINGS; WELL COMPLETION; ALKANES; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; DIMENSIONS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; FEDERAL REGION VI; FLUIDS; HYDROCARBONS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SULFIDES; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; USA; WELLS; Geothermal Legacy; 150303* - Geothermal Exploration & Exploration Technology- Exploratory Drilling & Well Logging

Citation Formats

. Prairie Canal Well No. 1, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Volume 1. Completion and testing. Final report. United States: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.2172/5167485.
. Prairie Canal Well No. 1, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Volume 1. Completion and testing. Final report. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5167485
. Thu . "Prairie Canal Well No. 1, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Volume 1. Completion and testing. Final report". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5167485. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5167485.
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abstractNote = {The Prairie Canal Company, Inc. Well No. 1, approximately 8 miles south of the city of Lake Charles, Louisiana, was tested through the annulus between 5-1/2 inch casing and 2-3/8 inch tubing. The interval tested was from 14,782 to 14,820 feet. The geological section was the Hackberry Sand, a member of the Oligocene Frio formation. Produced water was injected into a disposal well which was perforated in several Miocene Sands from 3070 to 4600 feet. Original plans were to test a section of the Hackberry sand from 14,976 to 15,024 feet. This primary zone, however, produced a large amount of sand, shale, gravel, and rocks during early flow periods and was abandoned in favor of the secondary zone. Four pressure drawdown flow tests and three pressure buildup tests were conducted during a 12-day period. A total of 36,505 barrels of water was produced. The highest sustained flow rate was approximately 7100 BWPD. The gas-to-water ratio, measured during testing, ranged from 41 to 50 SCF/BBL. There is disagreement as to the saturation value of the reservoir brine, which may be between 43.3 and 49.7 SCF/BBL. The methane content of the flare line gas averaged 88.4 mole percent. The CO/sub 2/ content averaged 8.4 mole percent. Measured values of H/sub 2/S in the gas were between 12 and 24 ppM.},
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