SURFACE FLUORESCENCE METHOD CAN IDENTIFY POTENTIAL OIL PAY ZONES IN PERMIAN BASIN

Gerry G. Calhoun Independent Geologist Midland, Tex. Richard Burrows Enseco Rocky Mountain Analytical Laboratory Arvada, Colo. This study points out a direct relationship between the fluorescence signature between the oil produced from a well and that found in the soils overlying that oil accumulation. Under the right conditions, an operator can know before drilling which of the potential pays in its prospect is trapped and microseeping to the surface.

Sep 28th, 1992
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