Mapping of Fluvial Fairways in the Ten Boer Member, Southern Permian Basin
Published:January 01, 2011
Marinus E. Donselaar, Irina Overeem, Johannes H. C. Reichwein, Clemens A. Visser, 2011. "Mapping of Fluvial Fairways in the Ten Boer Member, Southern Permian Basin", The Permian Rotliegend of the Netherlands, Jürgen Grötsch, Reinhard Gaupp
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The Ten Boer Member (ROCLT; Upper Rotliegend, Southern Permian Basin) is a claystone-dominated succession with thin sandstone beds, deposited on the margin of a large saline lake. The sandstone beds were deposited by fluvial channels and associated unconfined sheet floods in the distal part of a fluvial system. A recent re-perforation test in a depleted Rotliegend well successfully produced 30 Mm3 gas from a thin ROCLT sandstone bed at only 50K Euro re-perforation costs. This success triggered a detailed study to map the fluvial fairways and assess the lithofacies associations of the ROCLT.
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The Permian Rotliegend of the Netherlands
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