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Workflow for Integrated Characterization of Combination Structural-Stratigraphic Traps: Example from the Southern Gulf of Mexico

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Efrain Mendez-Hernandez
Efrain Mendez-Hernandez
School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma Petroleos Mexicanos PEMEX E&P
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Carlos Bahamon-Velasquezw
Carlos Bahamon-Velasquezw
School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma Current address: Occidental Petroleum
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Roger M. Slatt
Roger M. Slatt
School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma
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Garcia-Hernandez Jesús
Garcia-Hernandez Jesús
Petroleos Mexicanos PEMEX E&P
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Published:
December 01, 2006

Abstract

An integrated workflow has been developed that successfully characterized a new gas reservoir in the southern Gulf of Mexico, which is utilized to improve reserves estimation, reservoir development, and management planning. The reservoir intervals were contained within a faulted rollover anticline. Based upon development of a sequence stratigraphic framework, the reservoirs were identified as retrogradational shoreface parasequences sitting atop third-order sequence boundaries. AVO and spectral analysis of the seismic volume provided support for this interpretation. A new play concept was developed which incorporated sequence stratigraphy and analysis of 3D seismic attributes for more regional mapping in the area. Recommendations for well stimulation also were made based upon stratigraphic aspects of the rocks.

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Reservoir Characterization: Integrating Technology and Business Practices

Roger M. Slatt
Roger M. Slatt
Houston, Texas
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Norman c. Rosen
Norman c. Rosen
Houston, Texas
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Michael Bowman
Michael Bowman
Houston, Texas
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John Castagna
John Castagna
Houston, Texas
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Timothy Good
Timothy Good
Houston, Texas
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Robert Loucks
Robert Loucks
Houston, Texas
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Rebecca Latimer
Rebecca Latimer
Houston, Texas
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Mark Scheihing
Mark Scheihing
Houston, Texas
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Hu Smith
Hu Smith
Houston, Texas
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
26
ISBN electronic:
978-0-9836096-4-3
Publication date:
December 01, 2006

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