SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA SHALLOW GAS—1: Louisiana lagniappe: shallow gas play concept, evaluation techniques, analogs

Andy CliffordSaratoga Resources Inc.HoustonElizabeth GoodmanSaratoga Resources Inc.Covington, La.There have been a number of successful completions of shallow Plio-Pleistocene gas in Southeast Louisiana at depths of less than 3,500 ft.The play has been largely ignored, however, due to historical lack of gas demand, increased costs for compression and completion, poor seismic imaging, and lack of logs to evaluate. Methods used to evaluate the shallow gas play include detailed seismic processing and AVO analysis, coupled with cased-hole logging.Part 1 of this article will describe the play concept and evaluation techniques and describe specific examples of field analogs.Part 2 will show a s...

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