October 30

Fall Exploration Seminar 2012

Bob Kidney of EOG Resources presents Integrated Fracture Analysis Utilizing 3D Seismic Attributes and Microseismic Monitoring in Greater Natural Buttes Field, Uinta Basin, Utah on October 30, 2012 from 2-3 in SAC 3.114

.:Directions to the Student Activity Center:
.:http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/sac.html

.:Elevators that go to the 3rd floor are only on the west side of the building near the hospitality desk. If you cannot  find the room ask the hospitality desk or call Sarah Coyle at (281) 785- 8722

.:Please try to arrive early so as not to interrupt the the speaker.

 

[Abstract]

Greater Natural Buttes Field in the Uinta Basin of northeastern Utahproduces natural gas from the over-pressured tight gas sandstones of theCretaceous Price River Formation. The Price River Formation is over 2000ft. thick and consists of highly discontinuous, lenticular fluvial sandstones.Analysis of system permeability indicates a natural fracture system enhancesthe existing matrix permeability. Azimuthal and curvature seismic attributesshow the fracture system is not uniformly distributed across the field. Areasof higher fracture intensity, as mapped from the seismic attributes, can becorrelated with higher well performance parameters such as EUR.