Extended Abstract: Geologic evaluation of regional production trends in the Upper Cretaceous Austin Chalk

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Abstract

The Upper Cretaceous Austin Chalk, which extends across Texas and Louisiana, is characterized by reservoirs that produce oil, gas, and in some cases, anomalously large amounts of water. Reservoirs typically have low matrix permeability and contain natural fractures. Horizontal drilling has been used to enhance and connect these fracture systems to drain the reservoir more effectively. Although the formation contains continuous (unconventional) reservoirs, it behaves as a hybrid system, wherein varied geologic settings yield both continuous and conventional accumulations.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Extended Abstract: Geologic evaluation of regional production trends in the Upper Cretaceous Austin Chalk
Series title GCAGS Transactions
Volume 62
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description 5 p.
First page 593
Last page 597
Country United States
State Louisiana, Texas
Other Geospatial Upper Cretaceous Austin Chalk,