Sunniland shale—an emerging South Florida basin liquids play

Brandt Temple Sunrise Exploration & Production New Orleans Oil and gas producers are in the infant stages of a new liquids-rich play in the South Florida basin that could revive the oil industry in rural-agricultural parts of South Florida. This part of Florida commenced conventional oil production in the early 1940s from the upper part of the self-sourced Sunniland formation, a porous, early Cretaceous limey marlstone. Peak production from this upper porous section (and for the basin) was reached in the mid 1970s at 17,000 b/d of oil, and since inception 120 million bbl have been produced from 14 fields that were full to spill point. The best vertical wells made 4 million bbl each, a...

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