Multidisciplinary Approach Optimizes Characterization, Completion in Shale Play
This paper describes an effort to use multiple technologies to better understand an Arkoma Basin reservoir and the interdisciplinary relationship between the reservoir’s subsurface hazards and a stimulation treatment.
Subsurface complexities related to the formation of peripheral foreland basins can have significant effects on unconventional resource development. In the Arkoma Basin of southeast Oklahoma, the onset of thrusting and tectonic loading induced a complex series of dip/slip and strike/slip faults during basin formation. The operator used a series of technologies to increase understanding of the reservoir and its hazards and provide insight into economic implications for future development plans and strategies.
The Woodford is primarily a Type II kerogen source rock. The formation typically is classified as either siliceous mudstone or cherty siltstone.