Where: The Petroleum Club of Lafayette

When: 11:30am

Lunch: $20.00 for members ** Be Sure to Bring Your 2015-2016 Membership Dues!**

Luncheon Talks:  

A Case History of Andrews Field, Louisiana


Steve Anderson


The Andrew Field area is a puzzle, wrapped in an enigma, surrounded by mystery. The area is six miles west of Maurice Louisiana and the major Upper Frio biostratigraphic zones are Camerina, Miogypsinoides, and Cibicides hazzardi (Marg. tex.). The Andrew area is an Upper Frio Slope Sandstone according to GRI. The area was initially drilled deep by Arco and Amerada, the wells had massive Cib. haz. (Marg tex) sand wet and the offsets had no sand. Based on 2D data, it was interpreted to be very complex stratrigraphically. My opinion is the area is complexly faulted with the no sand wells faulted out. The first production in Andrew was in the Marginulina howei sands. A deep well, the Amerada Hunter No 1 had shows in the Camerina 1 and 2 sands, pay in the Miogypsinoides, Marg. tex., and apparent pay in the Marg howei. So our friends at Amerada completed the well in the Marg. tex. with what looks to be sixty feet of pay. The well only produced 0.2 BCF, the well was re-completed to the Miogypsinoides which produced a measly .03 BCF. By this time the lease block fell into the hands of Jack Barry and Bob Hargrave, an independent geologist and landman, who brought a Camerina deal to Quintana. QPC drilled three productive wells which would cum. about 30 BCF from the Camerina 1 and 2 sands.


In 1993, the Quintana Camerina production was sold to Burlington. The best well was the Quintana Annie Mae Simon which was completed in the Camerina 1 sand as this sand’s unit covered more area. The Camerina 2 sand was to be produced later with a selective completion and plugged off. After the Simon well produced for 20 years, it was reasoned that a new well should be drilled rather trying to go back down the hole. The Burlington Annie Mae Simone 2 blew out and was plugged in July 2005. The drilling in this area is hampered by the pore pressure and frac gradient being very close so when increasing mud weight, the hole starts taking mud. Then the mud weight is decreased, the well tends to flow. Burlington sold the reserves to Walter Oil and Gas. Walter drilled the Annie Mae Simon No 1 in August 2005.


In 1998, Fairfield Resources shot a speculative 3D. Several prospects were identified but with the changing economics, Fairfield dropped out. The Reef Lucy Thomas 1 was drilled and productive in the Camerina 2 which appears to have an amplitude anomaly associated with production. The Lucy Thomas No 1 was drilled with the 3D data. The production in the Camerina 2, in the Walter Annie Mae Simon No 1 is also associated with an amplitude anomaly.


Arb lines from the 3D will be shown, to explain the progression of drilling and production. The Andrew area has big reserve potential in the deeper section which can be tapped once the current 3D is reprocessed and merged to image the deep Cib. haz (Marg. tex.) section.


Steve Anderson Bio:


Biography of Steven S. Anderson


Steve moved to Lafayette in July, 1975 when the bars did not close and Judge Roy Bean’s was the best pick up place in the South. It was rumored even geologists could pick up girls there. His first company was Union Oil of California. Coming off the training program, work was to interpret “spec” 2D data for Gulf of Mexico area wide lease sales as an exploration geophysicist. Steve worked W.C. Block 536 in which Union-Texaco bid $106 million for a 5000 acre tract. In 1981 Steve left Union Oil, to join Ada Exco, a small dysfunctional independent concentrating on onshore Louisiana. After one year, Steve joined Quintana Petroleum. During the “bust years” of 1985-1989, Quintana was one of South Louisiana’s most active drilling companies. Quintana took outside deals as well as internally generated prospects. Quintana made discoveries in Andrew, Wright, West Lake Arthur, Maurice, Orange Grove, Lyons Point and Bayou Sauveur. Steve joined Flores and Rucks in 1992, as a consultant and Exploration Manager from 1994-1996. After leaving Flores and Rucks, he has worked as a consultant with Rozel, Petroquest, Petsec, Mandalay, and many other small companies in Lafayette. He has had discoveries in Riceville, Andrew, Cossenade and is currently working in Section 28 Field with five productive wells with Termo and Penta Resources. He has recently consulting for DEEP, a Houston start-up company.


Steve is a 1975 graduate of Colorado School of Mines in geophysical engineering. He was a professional engineer in Colorado. He attended USL (now ULL) and completed all the course work for a masters in geology.


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