Geological problem, geophysical tool: An alternate workflow

03/05/2001
Cross Timbers Oil Co. obtained controlling interest in Middle Ground Shoal field from Shell Oil Co. in 1998. Middle Ground Shoal field in Cook Inlet, Alaska, is a north-south trending anticline productive from multiple zones and structurally complicated with portions of its west limb overturned and cut by thrust faults. The extreme dip of these beds has adversely affected the quality of the seismic in this area with the result that the wells comprise the most reliable available data set.Cross Timbers wants to boost production from the field and has planned a number of wells to be drilled during the next few years. The field's structural complexity is well documented and was one of the...
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