PBS-SEPM Luncheon: Stratigraphic Framework and Controls on Pennsylvanian Granite Wash Production, Anadarko Basin, Texas and Oklahoma

Abstract

           The Granite Wash play extends over 130 miles across seven counties in the Anadarko basin.  This prolific hydrocarbon resource has recently come to the forefront of domestic resource development due to: 

1) advancements in horizontal drilling and frac technology;

2) recognition of variable pressured regimes; and

3) a better understanding of the stratigraphic framework. 

            Granite Wash sediments are the result of detritus shed from the Wichita Mountain-Amarillo Uplift into the basin.  This deep water deposit can be divided into at least fifteen reservoirs by mapping regionally correlative flooding surfaces.  This complex stratigraphy results from the interplay between tectonically controlled Granite Wash sediments from the south and shelf derived sediments from the north.  Detailed net sand maps and regional cross-sections demonstrate these stratigraphic and structural controls on reservoir extents and lateral continuity of this important resource.  

Speaker Ed LoCricchio: Independent Geologist, Littleton, Colorado
  Ed LoCricchio received his B.S. in Geology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 1981.  He has worked over thirty years in the Denver area as an exploration geologist for several independent oil companies, primarily focused on exploration projects in the Rocky Mountain basins, and the Anadarko basin of ...

  Ed LoCricchio received his B.S. in Geology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 1981.  He has worked over thirty years in the Denver area as an exploration geologist for several independent oil companies, primarily focused on exploration projects in the Rocky Mountain basins, and the Anadarko basin of the Mid-continent.  Mr. LoCricchio joined Cordillera Energy Partners LLC in 2004 as Senior Geologist responsible for exploration and development of the Texas Panhandle and southwest Oklahoma.  During his time at Cordillera Mr. LoCricchio drilled over 100 vertical and 50 horizontal Granite Wash wells. 

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Organizer Permian Basin Section-SEPM
The Permian Basin Section - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) will be hosting a luncheon program on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Midland Center. Cost is $15 and lunch, which is included, will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. The program will follow at noon. The public is invited. ...

The Permian Basin Section - SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) will be hosting a luncheon program on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Midland Center. Cost is $15 and lunch, which is included, will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. The program will follow at noon. The public is invited. Please make reservations no later than 3:00 p.m., March 17, 2014.

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When?

Tue, March 18, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

Midland Center
105 N. Main Street
Midland, TX 79701