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Stephen C. Ruppel Bureau of Economic Geology The Jackson School of Geosciences The University of Texas at Austin. UPDATE ON PROJECT ACTIVITIES 2006 PROGRAM YEAR. PERMIAN BASIN GEOLOGICAL SYNTHESIS PROJECT. 2006 HIGHLIGHTS. DOE funding cut STARR provides leveraging funding - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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Stephen C. Ruppel, Bureau of Economic Geology, PBGSP Annual Meeting, 2/26/2007, Austin, TX Stephen C. Ruppel Bureau of Economic Geology The Jackson School of Geosciences The University of Texas at Austin UPDATE ON PROJECT ACTIVITIES 2006 PROGRAM YEAR PERMIAN BASIN GEOLOGICAL SYNTHESIS PROJECT QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decomp are needed to see this pi
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Page 1: Stephen C. Ruppel Bureau of Economic Geology The Jackson School of Geosciences

Stephen C. Ruppel, Bureau of Economic Geology, PBGSP Annual Meeting, 2/26/2007, Austin, TX

Stephen C. Ruppel

Bureau of Economic GeologyThe Jackson School of Geosciences

The University of Texas at Austin

UPDATE ON PROJECT ACTIVITIES2006 PROGRAM YEAR

PERMIAN BASIN GEOLOGICAL SYNTHESIS PROJECT

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Stephen C. Ruppel, Bureau of Economic Geology, PBGSP Annual Meeting, 2/26/2007, Austin, TX

2006 HIGHLIGHTS

•DOE funding cut•STARR provides leveraging funding•Significant focus on mudrock systems•Good progress on original project goals•New researchers added to team

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Stephen C. Ruppel, Bureau of Economic Geology, PBGSP Annual Meeting, 2/26/2007, Austin, TX

NEW PROJECT RESEARCHERS

•H. Rowe, U. Kentucky: Trace element geochem •N. Guven, Texas Tech: clay mineralogy•G. Bayless: GeoChem: organic geochemistry•K. Schwab: organic geochemistry

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Stephen C. Ruppel, Bureau of Economic Geology, PBGSP Annual Meeting, 2/26/2007, Austin, TX

2006 FOCUS

•Clear Fork regional study •Ellenburger•Mudrock systems•Regional tectonics•Fractures•Outcrop-based analog studies

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Stephen C. Ruppel, Bureau of Economic Geology, PBGSP Annual Meeting, 2/26/2007, Austin, TX

GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE OF PROGRAM

Permian Basin study area

Mud shale study area

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Stephen C. Ruppel, Bureau of Economic Geology, PBGSP Annual Meeting, 2/26/2007, Austin, TX

Detailed, comprehensive history of Paleozoic depositional and reservoir systems in the Permian Basin

Spatially-integrated data bases of depositional, stratigraphic, lithologic, and petrophysical properties

ORIGINAL PROJECT GOALS

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Stephen C. Ruppel, Bureau of Economic Geology, PBGSP Annual Meeting, 2/26/2007, Austin, TX

PRODUCTS

Text: Written synthesis of history, stratigraphy, facies, structural history, and reservoir development

Data: ARC/INFO GIS-based regional structure maps, facies maps, cross sections, core descriptions and data, outcrop descriptions and sections, core data, reservoir data, production data, publications, etc

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Stephen C. Ruppel, Bureau of Economic Geology, PBGSP Annual Meeting, 2/26/2007, Austin, TX

TEXT REPORTS

•14 Reports Posted•4 Nearing Completion•1 Recently Started•4 To be Started Soon

Regional Syntheses

Field Studies•2 Reports Posted

Powerpoint presentations

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Stephen C. Ruppel, Bureau of Economic Geology, PBGSP Annual Meeting, 2/26/2007, Austin, TX

DATA PRODUCTS Regional structure and facies maps started Regional cross sections 5 formations Core data 124 posted Core photographs started Reservoir cross sections started Reservoir models started Outcrop models Depositional facies models started Seismic models Production data Completed Reference lists11 posted Core lists 14 posted

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Stephen C. Ruppel, Bureau of Economic Geology, PBGSP Annual Meeting, 2/26/2007, Austin, TX

OTHER DATA TO BE POSTED

•X-ray diffraction data•Organic geochem data•Geothermal gradient maps

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Stephen C. Ruppel, Bureau of Economic Geology, PBGSP Annual Meeting, 2/26/2007, Austin, TX

2007 FOCUS

•Complete all remaining reports

•Increase data collection & uploading

•Select intervals for focused study

•Continue outcrop analog studies


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