Reservoir and Production Characteristics of the Clinton Sand, East Canton Oilfield.
Watts-RJ; Schrider-LA; Craig-JG
East Reg Mtg SPE AIME Charleston West Virginia, 1971 Nov; :12 pages
Geophysical well logs, petrographic thin-section core analyses, and production- and pressure-decline curve analyses were used to characterize the geology and to estimate the reserves, recovery, and well life of the East Canton oilfield, northeastern Ohio. Clean sand sections of the Clinton were found to contain an average of 95 percent quartz and less than 4 percent clay. These sections correlated with the 80-percent-sand line determined by gamma ray logs and with core permeabilities averaging more than 0.1 Millidarcy. Production was found to be more closely related to thickness of 80 percent sand than to any other reservoir characteristic. Economic life and output of the wells studied are predicted to be approximately 10 years and about 30,000 to 40,000 barrels per well. A primary recovery factor of 9 to 12 percent is indicated. Primary reserves of the 60,000-acre field are a minimum of 51 million barrels. Approximately 500 additional wells will have to be drilled to complete development of the field. With such a low primary oil-recovery factor, much oil will remain for secondary recovery possibilities.
East. Reg. Mtg. SPE, AIME, Charleston, West Virginia, Nov. 4-5, 1971, Preprint SPE 3661, October 1971