Structural Heterogeneities in Carbonates of Central Texas, and their Roles in Fluid Flow
Personnel: Atilla Aydin, F. Agosta, C. Wilson
Sponsor: Stanford Rock Fracture Project, Anadarko Petroleum Company
Description: This project is twofold: (1) Field and laboratory characterization of structures in various carbonate units in central Texas, and (2) Identification of the characteristic structures and the corresponding units at the subsurface from down-hole oil production and logging data. By demonstrating a link between the two, we aim to identify the primary flow units. If successful, the results will have important implications for exploration and production in nearby aquifers, and oil and gas reservoirs.
Past Collaborators: L. Taylor, and J. Grant (Anadarko Petroleum Company)