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
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.