EL DORADO: AN OLD FIELD WITH POTENTIAL

Paul J. Ramondetta Oxy USA Inc. Oklahoma City Premature abandonment of productive acreage because of mechanical failure of early wells is the primary justification for redrilling a field such as El Dorado. But reservoir heterogeneities are pervasive and must be understood before attempting to recover the potential remaining reserves in such intervals as the Admire, Viola, Simpson, and Arbuckle. "The best place to look for oil is in an oil field." This semihumorous truism is used by those who

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