Reservoir property analysis can guide Texas Gulf Coast exploration

The question is often asked as to what influence changes in reservoir properties may have on the number of reservoirs and the percent of recoverable reserves in oil field reservoirs.Commonly available reservoir properties include depth, porosity, permeability, oil-column thickness, pressure, temperature, API gravity, gas-oil ratios, and water saturation. Nothing is said or inferred as to the causes of change in these properties. Unfortunately, data on what may be the most important property, proved acreage, is available on several fields but not on most reservoirs. Click here to enlarge imageThe area reviewed for this study is onshore Texas along the Gulf of Mexico with 133 reservoirs in...

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