Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Petrophysics; Reservoir


"The Boonsville field is one of the largest gas fields in the US located in the Fort Worth Basin, north central Texas. The highest potential reservoirs reside in the Bend Conglomerate deposited during the Pennsylvanian. The Boonsville data set is prepared by the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas, Austin, as part of the secondary gas recovery program. The Boonsville field seismic data set covers an area of 5.5 mi². It includes 38 wells data. The Bend Conglomerate is deposited in fluvio-deltaic transaction. It is subdivided into many genetic sequences which include depositions of sandy conglomerate representing the potential reserves in the Boonsville field. The geologic structure of the Boonsville field subsurface are visualized by constructing structure maps of Caddo, Davis, Runaway, Beans Cr, Vineyard, and Wade. The mapping includes time structure, depth structure, horizon slice, velocity maps, and isopach maps. Many anticlines and folds are illustrated. Karst collapse features are indicated specially in the lower Atoka. Dipping direction of the Bend Conglomerate horizons are changing from dipping toward north at the top to dipping toward east at the bottom. Stratigraphic interpretation of the Runaway Formation and the Vineyard Formation using well logs and seismic data integration showed presence of fluvial dominated channels, point bars, and a mouth bar. RMS amplitude maps are generated and used as direct hydrocarbon indicator for the targeted formations. As a result, bright spots are indicated and used to identify potential reservoirs. Petrophysical analysis is conducted to obtain gross, net pay, NGR, water saturation, shale volume, porosity, and gas formation factor. Volumetric calculations estimated 989.44 MMSCF as the recoverable original gas in-place for a prospect in the Runaway and 3.32 BSCF for a prospect in the Vineyard Formation"--Abstract, page iii.


Liu, Kelly H.

Committee Member(s)

Gao, Stephen S.
Yang, Wan


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology and Geophysics


Saudi Ministry of Higher Education


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2013


xv, 113 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Geographic Coverage

Fort Worth Basin (Tex.)


© 2013 Aamer Ali Alhakeem, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Three-dimensional imaging in geology -- Texas -- Fort Worth Basin
Gas fields -- Texas -- Fort Worth Basin -- Analysis
Seismic prospecting -- Texas -- Fort Worth Basin
Stratigraphic correlation -- Texas -- Fort Worth Basin

Thesis Number

T 10347

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