Stratigraphic Oil and Gas Fields—Classification, Exploration Methods, and Case Histories
With the dwindling number of untested structural prospects, particularly onshore in North America and Europe, exploration for new stratigraphic hydrocarbon fields becomes increasingly imperative, and all technological advances of recent (pre-1945) years must be utilized in this important search. This publication’s objective was to obtain case histories of fields found since 1945 and to show how the new technology has been applied to the search for stratigraphic-type oil and gas fields. Contained within this publication are 35 case histories, complimented by chapters on geologic exploration methods and geophysical exploration methods.
Reservoirs in Fractured Rock
Published:January 01, 1972
In recent years three developments which have evolved more or less independently, when related, may be of value to the petroleum industry. First is the recognition, through normal oil field development, that fractures are significant to both reservoir capacity and performance. Second is the fact that controlled laboratory experiments have produced, in increasing quality and quantity, empirical data on rupture in sedimentary rocks. These data have been segregated to demonstrate the individual control on rupture of several important parameters: rock type, depth of burial, pore pressure, and temperature. The third development consists of the discovery of new methods to...