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A Job Posting

My company has recently purchased a lease near Denver City, Gaines county, TX.
We have a well that has been shut in for about 2 years which we intend re-working imminently.

  • Well is around 11,800ft deep
  • Was producing from the Devonian. Produced about 1000 barrels of water a day and about 20 bopd when it was shut down
  • We are looking into potentially plugging off the Devonian and perforating some zones up-hole to try to reduce water content
  • Up-hole are the Wolfcamp, Clearfork (Upper & Lower), Gloriatta, San Andreas and possibly Fusselmann
  • I would like to have an experienced geologist that is very familiar with this area take a look at the well log to help determine the best areas to perforate

Please let me know if you know of anyone that would be able to assist.
Thanks for your kind assistance.
Kind regards,
Reginald Fubara
Symba American Oil, Inc.
2800 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 4100
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: +1 323 348 6446
Email: reginald.fubara@symbaamerican.com

Report: Don’t worry too much about quakes and fracking

Hydraulic fracturing and other underground energy production and storage techniques can produce earthquakes large enough to be felt by people, but very rarely do, according to a study released today. (Click on Image to right to download report)

The National Research Council examined the seismic impact of technologies that inject or remove fluid underground. The independent nonprofit group found that the balance of fluid removed and injected was the factor most directly correlated to earthquake activity, the report concluded.

The researchers determined that hydraulic fracturing, a controversial technique for extracting oil and gas by injecting high-pressure mix of water, sand and chemicals underground, had very low risk of causing earthquakes that can be felt by people.

But carbon capture and storage, a method for reducing carbon dioxide air pollution from power plants by funneling it underground, can produce larger earthquakes because of the larger net volume of fluid injected underground, said Murray Hitzman, chair of the committee that authored the report.

“Only a very small fraction of injection and extraction activity have induced seismic activity noticeable by the public,” he said about fracking.

As the use of hydraulic fracturing has spread to new regions of the country, nearby residents have raised concerns about small earthquakes felt there. Hitzman noted that the increasing the number of wells in a region increases the likelihood of seismic activity.

The report, titled “Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies”, was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.