pay sand

pay sand

[′pā ‚sand]
(petroleum engineering)
That portion of an oil or gas sand in which the oil or gas is found in commercial quantity.
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For one, noted trainers like Pat McNamara, John Farnam and Mike Pannone have taught there; they pay Sand Burr a flat fee to rent the range and classroom, while taking care of their own advertising, registration and other administrative functions.
The targeted pay sands within the Tyonek included the 9,700' and 10,000' sands that are currently producing 6.
The well also encountered two Alam El Bueib (AEB) Cretaceous pay sands that were not tested.
We are extremely excited to have leased acreage that covers most of the structural apex and will allow for 2 -5 wells depending on how many pay sands are stacked at this structurally high position," says Chris Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer for Breitling.
We are especially pleased with the high quality pay sands found in the A-8 well, which should allow for higher reserve recovery.
Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited (NASDAQ: EXXI) (AIM: EXXI), a Bermuda-based oil and gas exploration company, has identified significant incremental natural gas pay sands at the Cote de Mer prospect in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, US.
The primary target in the Kenai Loop # 4 well are 7 stacked potential pay sands in the Tyonek formation, the well will have a bottom-hole location approximately 2,000' north-west of the successful Kenai Loop # 1 well.
The well has been drilled to a total depth of 10,426ft, and electric logs indicated multiple potential pay sands in the Wolfcamp and Spraberry formations.