Title

3-D Seismic Interpretation of the Boonsville Field, TX Using the SMT Kingdom Suite

Presenter Information

Jing Zhang

Department

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Major

Geology and Geophysics

Research Advisor

Liu, Kelly H.

Advisor's Department

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Funding Source

Missouri S&T Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experiences (OURE) Program

Abstract

This research study interpreted the underground structure and specific horizon layers, which have significant meaning for oil and gas production in the Boonsville field, TX by using the Kingdom Suite software. The underground zone in this area was characterized by carbonate collapse. Overall there were seven major cylindrical faults with average scale of 1km were captured and five horizon layers were located. Carbonate collapse can be observed obviously either from time slice or 3-D view of horizon layer. Major reservoir layer were the Runaway Formation and the Vineyard formation, those near vertical faults played an important role in reservoir migration from The Barnett Shale to the upper group.

Biography

Jing Zhang, a senior student of the Geological Science and Engineering department, is a transfer student from the China University of Petroleum Beijing. Having great interest in combining geology and geophysics knowledge to pursue reservoir interpretation and characterization research, she applied the OURE project under the guidance of Dr Kelly Liu last April. During this one-year project, she did her research along with overcoming technique problems of the software, which cannot be encountered at the common Lab session and solving the academic problems with the help of graduate students at B40 and her research advisor, Dr Liu. After this research experience, she not only gained the understanding of the research subject, but also got familiar with the general routine of pursuing a scientific research, which is quite important to the further research study.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hall

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2014, 9:00 am - 11:45 am

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3-D Seismic Interpretation of the Boonsville Field, TX Using the SMT Kingdom Suite

Upper Atrium/Hall

This research study interpreted the underground structure and specific horizon layers, which have significant meaning for oil and gas production in the Boonsville field, TX by using the Kingdom Suite software. The underground zone in this area was characterized by carbonate collapse. Overall there were seven major cylindrical faults with average scale of 1km were captured and five horizon layers were located. Carbonate collapse can be observed obviously either from time slice or 3-D view of horizon layer. Major reservoir layer were the Runaway Formation and the Vineyard formation, those near vertical faults played an important role in reservoir migration from The Barnett Shale to the upper group.