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Reservoir Management in Howard-Glasscock Field - Waterflood Redevelopment in a 90 Year Old FieldNormal access

Authors: C. Smith, S. Chapman and J. Lopez
Event name: IOR 2017 - 19th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery
Session: Best of Tulsa
Publication date: 24 April 2017
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201700316
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 2.24Mb )
Price: € 20

Summary:
The Howard-Glasscock field, located on the eastern shelf of the Midland Basin, was originally discovered in 1925. There are seven producing formations shallower than 4,000 feet that have comprised the majority of production with current development focusing on consolidated production across the Guadalupe, Glorieta, and Clearfork. The whole field is reported to have 1,600 MMBO of original oil in place (Tennyson et al, 2012). The field has been under waterflood since the 1970s, but the success of infill drilling programs that began in 2009 highlighted the need for improved waterflood development and operations in order to continue to see positive results into the future. The goal of this project was to design a strategy to redevelop the waterflood alongside active drilling programs while installing processes for more efficient management and surveillance.


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