How integrated modeling assisted with Navigator find, Midland basin eastern shelf

Click here to enlarge imageNavigator field is in Dickens County, Tex., 91/2 miles southeast of Spur, along the northeastern end of the eastern shelf of the Midland basin (Fig. 1). The field produces from a Lower Permian Tannehill sandstone unit at 4,400 ft.Navigator field was cost-effectively discovered and developed using a synergistic, integrated modeling approach1 that consisted of geomorphology, subsurface geology, near-surface geochemistry, electric logs, sidewall cores, FMS-FMI dipmeter data, and other exploration tools. Click here to enlarge imageThis article covers the time from December 1995 and the drilling of the first well until July 1998. During this period 24 successful w...

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