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BeckwithCreekOil

DevelopmentProject
ThreeTreesProspects
CalcasieuParish,LA

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HackberrySandMap,byLarryD.Gerken

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Introduction:
TheBeckwithCreekOilDevelopmentProject islocatedinCalcasieuParish,LA,intheheartofthenon
pressured,oilrichHackberryEmbayment,whichextendsfromSoutheastTexastoSouthwestLouisiana.
Enormouscums madetheHackberryFormationanexcitingplayearlyon,butthe incrediblecomplexity
madetheplayverydifficulttodrillpriorto3Dseismic.Itwasoftenremarkedthattheworstthingyou
coulddointheHackberrywasmakeawellbecauseyoullgobroketryingtooffsetit.3Dseismicchanged
allthatbyrevealingthecomplexstructuresaswellasdelineatethereservoirsdirectlythroughDirect
HydrocarbonIndicators(amplitudeanomalies).Post3Dseismic,thesuccessratejumpedtremendously.

LOUISIANA

ALLEN`
BEAUREGARD`

BECKWITH CRK

TEXAS

CALCASIEU

JEFFERSON DAVIS

ORANGE

CAMERON

JEFFERSON

TheHackberryEmbayment wascreatedthroughcomplexgeologicalprocesses.TheHackberry,Nonion Struma&Nodosaria


ageformationsoftheMiddleFriowereinitiallylaiddownasfairlyblanket shelfsands.Duringasubsequentlowstand,the
sedimentsbecameunstablecausingtheshelftocollapse(1).TheMiddleFrioslumpedofftheshelfalongdecollement faultsin
theunderlyingVicksburgintoajumbleofrotated,graben,andhorstblocks.Erosioncontinuedforsometime,causingrounding
off atthehighedgesofsomefaultblocksandsomefillinthelow areas(2).Then,duringasubsequenthighstand the
embaymentwasfilledwiththeoverlyingHackberryShale(3),whichprovidesanexcellentsealforhydrocarbons(4).

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HackberryShale

4.
Erosion

HackberryShale

Erosion
Fill

NearbyHackberryfieldswithin3milesincludeBeckwithCreekandSoutheastLunita,whichhavenumeroussinglewellreservoirs
withoilcums from150MBOto2.2MMBO.Reservoirsoccurbothattheinterfaceofthesandswiththeunconformityaswellasin
structuraltraps(anticlines&faulttraps)belowtheunconformity.Traptypesincludeangularunconformitytraps,horstblocks
(whichmayormaynotinvolvetheunconformity),subunconformitytrapssuchasfaulttrapsandanticlines,andanoccasional
stratigraphic trap.
Thesereservoirsaretypicallysmallinarealextent(5100acres)butoftenhavethickcolumnsofhydrocarbonsaveryshort
distancefromwetwellsduetotheoftenextremedipoftheHackberrySands,oftenover25,intherotatedblocksunderthe
Hackberryunconformity.Thethicknessofthepaysandexcellent porositiesallowexcellentoilrecoveriesofover500BO/ACFTin
manycases.
Angularunconformitytrapsconsistingofthinlyseparatedsandsoftenhaveagascapinwhicheversandsintersectthe
unconformitystructureatthehighestposition.LowersandsontheUnconformitytendtonothavethegascap.Ifcompletely
separated,onewouldexpectasmallgascapatthetopofeachreservoir.Thisleadstotheconclusionthatsomemigrationofthe
gasalongtheunconformitysurfacehasoccurredovergeologictime(millionsofyears),thoughthereservoirsactseparately
throughoutthelifeoftheproduction.

THREETREES
PROSPECT

GraphicofHackberryTrapTypes

TEXPAC
PROSPECT

ProductionMap&Data
TheHackberry/Ns/NodSandshaveproduced7.3MMBO&18.8BCFGin theareaoftheBeckwithOilDevelopmentProject.Tothenortheast
neartheproject,oilreservoirsdominate.Tothesouthwest,gasreservoirsaremoredominant.

HACKBERRYTYPELOG

HackberryProductionbySand
EverysandintheMiddleFriohasbeenfoundproductivesomewhereinthearea.Thesandsrankedbynumberofreservoirsisasfollows:
Hackberry3Sd.
9reservoirs
WarnockSd.
8reservoirs
Griggs/Lwr.GriggsSd.
7reservoirs
Temple7Sd.
3reservoirs
Nonion Struma2Sd.
3reservoirs
Nodosaria Sd.
3reservoirs
Temple5Sd.
2reservoirs
Nonion Struma1Sd.
2reservoirs
UpperHackberrySds.
2reservoirs

UPPERHACKBERRY

WARNOCK

GRIGGS/LWR.GRIGGS
TEMPLE7
TEMPLE5

HACKBERRY3

NONIONSTRUMA1

NONIONSTRUMA2

NODOSARIABLANPIEI

VICKSBURG

ThreeTreesProspect
ExecutiveSummary
MultipleHackberry&Nonion StrumaSandsasobjectives
NonPressured,Straightholeto8200
3DSeismicallyControlledanticlinal structurebelowtheHackberryUnconformitywithconformingamplitudeanomalies.
MultipleElogshowsinhighestdowndip well.
Locationanticipatedtobe35 hightoshowwell.
ExcellentOILproductionnearby.
ReservePotential:
DHI

Showin
Downdip Well

Area
(ac.)

Avg PayThickness Recovery


acrossRes.(ft.) (BO/acft)

PrimaryObjectives:

Reserve
Potential

Temple7/UnitedSd.
H3Stringer
Hackberry3Sd.
Nonion Struma2Sd.

Subtle
None
Strong
Subtle

ELog
ELog
ELog

15.0X
18.4X
18.4X
22.4X

8.0X
2.0X
15.7X
12.4X

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Total

48,000
8,280
115,552
111,104
282,936

(BO)
400
225
400
400

SecondaryObjectives:Theseincludetheothersandsthatwillbeencounteredonstructure.SpecificallytheseincludetheshallowerHackberrySandsthat
willterminateagainsttheUnconformityincludingtheLowerGriggs,whichhadanELog/SWCshowinthedowndip well,andtheLowerUnitedSand.The
deeperLowerHackberry3SandandNonion Struma1Sandarealsosecondaryobjectives.

TheThreeTreesProspectislocatedwithinagraben blockofthe
HackberryEmbayment.Theprospectisananticlineatthe
Hackberry&Nonion Strumasandsbelowtheunconformity.This
setupcanachievestackedpays.
Productionhasalreadybeenestablishedonthenorthwestflankof
theanticlinewheretheHackberryangularunconformityterminates
severaloftheyoungerHackberrySands,thoughtheywerenotthick
accumulationsduetothegeometryatthoselevels.TheNeumin #1
Miller,anearlypost3Dwellnotideallylocated,encountereda
singlepayzonewithathincolumnofgasonoilinthethinupper
memberoftheGriggsSd.andproduced4,125BO&232,922MCF.A
larger,brighterampcorrespondingtothethickerLowerGriggsSd.
liesimmediatelyeastoftheMillerwell.AsecondwellMAYbe
drilledontheThreeTreesProspecttargetingthisthickerLower
GriggsSd.whichexhibitsaseismicamplitude,subjecttopostdrill
mappingofthefirstThreeTreeswell.

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HackberryShale

Lwr Griggs

Sd 2nd lobe

le7Sd
United/Temp

em
Lwr United/T

ple5Sd

Sd
Hack3
3
Lwr Hack

Nonion

Onthenorthflankoftheanticline,theSun#1Welsh,drilledin
1964,encountered3shows:at7452 inthe2ndlobeoftheLower
GriggsSd justbelowtheunconformity;at7682 intheHackberry3
Sd.;andat8047.5 intheNonion Struma2Sd.Thelowertwoshows
(Hackberry3,Nonion Struma2)aretheprimaryobjectivesofthe
prospect.TheHackberry3alsoexhibitsahighqualityDHIon3D
seismic.TheWelshwellisslightlyhighstructurallytotheMiller
well.Theproposedlocationshouldbe35 hightotheWelshwell,
allowingforthickhydrocarbonaccumulationattheshowlevelsand
potentiallythickaccumulationsatothersandsthatarewetinthe
downdip Welshwell.Theuppermostsandattheproposedlocation
isanticipatedtobetheTemple7Sd.andislikelytobeprospective.

HackberryUnconformity

Lwr Griggs Sd

Sd

1S
Struma

Nonion

2Sd
Struma

LogfromSun#1Welsh
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usedforThreeTrees
proposedwell

SHOW DETAILS

Neumin #1Miller
Thismoremodernwell,drilledin
1997,isslightlydowndip andwetat
theshowlevelsinthenearbySun#1
Welsh.Itwasproductivefroma
youngerHackberrySandthatis
erodedoutoftheWelshwellandis
notanobjectiveoftheThreeTrees
Prospect.Thislogshowstheporosity
andresistivityofthewetsands.

Neumin #2TempleInland

AmplifiedShortNormal
(02OHMMS)

Sun#1Welsh

Thiswell,drilledin1964,istheshowwellontheedgeof
theprospect.SeveralElogshowsarepresent,including
Lwr.Griggs theprimaryobjectivesoftheprospect.Thesearethe
Hackberry3Sd at7682 intheWelshwellwhichexhibits
anexcellentseismicamplitudeanomalythatconformsto
Temple7
thetopofthestructure,theHackberry3Stringerat
7655,andtheNonion Struma2Sd at8047 inthe
Welshwell.Theuppershowat7454 isthelowerlobeof
theLowerGriggsSd.whichisnotanticipatedtobe
Temple5
encounteredinthefirstwellbutanadditionalwellMAY
bedrilledfortheuppermemberofthesandpending
postdrillmapping.
Hackberry3Stringer

Hackberry3

Hackberry3

ShortNormalAMP16
(0 10OHMMS)

LowerHackberry3

MultipleShowsDowndip
ExcellentPorosity(30%+)

40 Ind.Res.
(010OHMMS)

Nonion Struma1
Hackberry3Sand
produced2.2MMBO&
1.1BCFGtodate 100ac
amponhorstblock(NPC#4Temple
Inlandalsoinreservoir)
2.58mileswestofThreeTreesProspect
30,000

1000

Addedupperzone,Placeddownhole chokeoverlowerzone

25,000
500

20,000

15,000
OILPROD(BBL)
GASPROD(MCF)
500

GOR

Nonion Struma2

10,000

1000
5,000

1500

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HackberryShale

HackberryUnconformity

Lwr Griggs Sd

Lwr Griggs

Sd 2nd lobe

le7Sd
United/Temp

em
Lwr United/T

ple5Sd

Sd
Hack3

Hackberry3Sd

3
Lwr Hack

Nonion

Sd

1S
Struma

Nonion

2Sd
Struma

LogfromSun#1Welsh
usedforThreeTrees
proposedwell

Nonion Struma2Sd

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Neumin #1Miller
Diplog
HackberryShaleaboveUnconformity
2 ESEdip
3.5 ofrisein100 ofrun

Hackberry3Sd

Nonion Struma2Sd

ShaleaboveHackberry3
12 WNWdip
21.3 ofrisein100 ofrun

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Surface,Roads,&Pipelines
Accesstothewellswillbealonga4 mileroadeasement
fromtheCampbellGroupalongtheirloggingroadoffCamp
Edgewood(BoyScout)Rd.Zachry isalsoutilizingtheroadfor
theirPhillipswell.AspectMgmt.andpossiblyDuncanOilare
alsoutilizingthenorthernpartoftheroadforproducingwells.
Nearby,bothDuncanandZachry havegasgatheringlines.
Zachry andDuncanappeartobesellingtoTexasEasternto
thenorththroughAspectsgatheringsystem.TheZachry
GoldsmithwellappearstobesellingtoTennesseeGas
throughthesouthernportionoftheoldNeumin #1Miller
flowline tothesouth.

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