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Title: Heterogeneous Shallow-Shelf Carbonate Buildups in the Paradox Basin, Utah and Colorado: Targets for Increased Oil Production and Reserves Using Horizontal Drilling Techniques

This report covers research activities for the second half of the second project year (October 6, 2001, through April 5, 2002). This work includes description and analysis of cores, correlation of geophysical well logs, reservoir mapping, petrographic description of thin sections, cross plotting of permeability and porosity data, and development of horizontal drilling strategies for the Little Ute and Sleeping Ute fields in Montezuma County, Colorado. Geological characterization on a local scale focused on reservoir heterogeneity, quality, and lateral continuity, as well as possible compartmentalization, within these fields. This study utilizes representative core, geophysical logs, and thin sections to characterize and grade each field's potential for drilling horizontal laterals from existing development wells.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
797567
Report Number(s):
DOE/BC/15128-3
TRN: US200220%%874
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-00BC15128
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 24 Jul 2002
Research Org:
National Petroleum Technology Office, Tulsa, OK (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; WELL DRILLING; PERMEABILITY; POROSITY; UTAH; COLORADO; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; DIRECTIONAL DRILLING; OIL FIELDS; DRILL CORES; WELL LOGGING; RESERVOIR ENGINEERING; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; PETROGRAPHY