How to use petrophysical data to determine deep prospectivity

This article describes, using petrophysical data, a technique that will define the depth level of commerciality along the US Gulf Coast.We can eliminate drilling and completing wells with no chance for commercial recovery and find other areas to drill with better odds, particularly the deep wells. It is the author's opinion that all Gulf Coast prospects be evaluated before drilling with the technique described in this article.The procedure, when used with conventional geophysical, geological, and engineering techniques, will enhance the chances for commercial success considerably and also lower the finding cost for new reserves.Also, newer drilling and petrophysical techniques such as log...

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