channel sand

channel sand

[′chan·əl ‚sand]
(geology)
A sandstone or sand deposited in a stream bed or other channel eroded into the underlying bed.
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Dejour spuds its sixth and final exploration well of the season this month to test a prominent channel sand of a type known to be prolific in the area.
Shallow horizons are being interpreted first and a series of channel sand complexes have been identified in the Gething Formation of Cretaceous Age at an approximate depth of 3,300 ft.
The drill rig from the #6 well at Drake has been moved to the Alberta site of the Company's sixth and final exploration well of the season, a 5,500' test of a prominent channel sand known to be prolific in the area.
LS30-3-1 is located approximately 20km north of the LS36-1 gasfield platform and is targeting a large channel sand prospect.
The second LOI is on a project in the Llanos Basin that encompasses over 55,000 acres that will target a 6,000' deep channel sand target located within 30 miles of analogous channel sands that are producing on average 14,000 BOPD.
LS30-3-1 is located approximately 20km north of the LS36-1 gas field platform and was targeting a large channel sand prospect as part of Primelines two well exploration drilling programme for 2015.
Drillsearch's review of the Arno-1 Birkhead Formation pay zone and analysis of the 3D seismic covering the Arno-1 and Marino-1 Birkhead Formation discoveries indicates that the Arno-1 and Marino-1 wells maybe part of a larger Birkhead Formation channel sand play fairway (see map in linked document below for preliminary mapping of Main Birkhead Channel).
However, the smallness of the fields means the channel sand reservoirs can usually be correlated, and thus likely to be in communication, across the whole field.
This 10,700' Lower Tuscaloosa Channel Sand is a direct step-out (1,200') from a new oil discovery drilled by Fossil Oil in 2013.
The "Dyna" sheet sand and the "Doris" channel sand were both present and of good quality but both have been interpreted as being water bearing.
A second well, Aryskum-402, located to test the same channel sand found 4 m of net pay and tested at a rate of 1,600 bopd.
The company noted that the well is targeting an amplitude supported channel sand complex of late Eocene age.