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Int'l Dinner Meeting: Margham Field - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, An Exploration Success Story

Wed, March 15, 2017 5:30-8:30pm

Abstract:

Margham Field, located in the Emirate of Dubai, lies within the Oman Mountain Fold and Thrust Belt of

the North Eastern Arabian Plate. The field was discovered in 1982 by ARCO International Oil & Gas

Company as Operator for the East Dubai Onshore Concession Area. An exploratory mindset and new

2-D seismic data were key to locating the discovery well, which tested approximately 50 MMCFGD and

2500 BPD of condensate from Lower Cretaceous Thamama Group shelf carbonates. Development

drilling quickly demonstrated the limits of the seismic data; a large syncline was found to have been

thrusted over the productive anticline, and 40 degree dips were measured within the reservoir in flank

wells. Fortunately, the Thamama and overlying Wasia Group sediments were deposited prior to the two

main compressional events, and their relatively consistent and cyclic stratigraphy made it possible to

detect faults, fractures, and other important structural phenomena. At discovery, reservoired

hydrocarbons were a retrograde gas-condensate, and produced gas was re-injected into the reservoir

after liquids were extracted. This process helped maximize liquid recovery, and over 100 MMBbls of

condensate were produced from the field.

 

5:30pm Social Hour

6:30pm Dinner

7:15pm Presentation

8:30pm Adjourn

Speaker Charles Goebel, Banner Resources
Charles Goebel, Chief Geologist (59) Mr. Goebel has been the Chief Geologist for Banner Resources since 2011. From 2000 through 2011, Mr. Goebel worked and consulted for several companies in the Dallas–Ft. Worth area, including Triton Energy (Colombia), WGS (Mexico), JW Operating (E. Texas), Merit Energy (various US), and Approach ...

Charles Goebel, Chief Geologist (59)



  • Mr. Goebel has been the Chief Geologist for Banner Resources since 2011.

  • From 2000 through 2011, Mr. Goebel worked and consulted for several companies in the Dallas–Ft. Worth area, including Triton Energy (Colombia), WGS (Mexico), JW Operating (E. Texas), Merit Energy (various US), and Approach Resources (Permian Basin).

  • From 1981 to 2000, Mr. Goebel was a Geologist with ARCO International Oil & Gas Co. (Atlantic Richfield Co., now part of BP plc), where he was involved in evaluation, discovery and development worldwide. Specific focus areas were the Middle East and Latin America.

  • Mr. Goebel began his career with in 1980 as Geologist for Humbard & Associates in Midland, TX (Permian Basin).

  • Mr. Goebel received a BS in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980. Mr. Goebel is an AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) Certified Petroleum Geologist, and is a Licensed Professional Geologist in the State of Texas.

Full Description
Organizer Joe Bauman, Int'l Committee Chair

When?

Wed, March 15, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

Brookhaven Country Club
3333 Golfing Green Dr.
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
United States of America