2008 Small Producer

Commercial Exploitation and the Origin of Residual Oil Zones: Developing a Case History in the Permian Basin of New Mexico and West Texas

Subcontractor: The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Principal Investigator: Robert Trentham
Project Number Project Status
08123-19 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Martha Cather
Participants
Chevron Corporation; Yates Petroleum; Legado Resources
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
July 8, 2009 June 30, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$961,934.00 $621,315.00 $331,000.00
Project Objectives

The objective of this research proposal is to gather the data suggesting origins and distribution of the residual oil zones (ROZ) in the Permian Basin and more specifically, in this particular area of study, from recharge to choke point. The spectrum of data assisting with identification of ROZ presence and properties will be described. A methodology template for determining the presence and distribution of ROZs in other “fairways” within the Permian Basin and U.S. will be developed. The template will include a hydrodynamic modeling effort.

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Reports
File Type Date
Commercial Exploitation and the Origin of Residual Oil Zones: Developing a Case History in the Permian Basin of New Mexico and West Texas ( 4.5 MB ) Final Report 06/12