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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SIWA L-1X, located in the Siwa Concession within the Faghur Basin, tested at a rate of 2,041 barrels of oil per day from the lower-most portion of a thick Paleozoic Desouky pay sand.
We are very pleased with the results from our analysis of the pay sand.
EnDevCo has designated Open Choke Energy, LLC as the project Operator who will re-enter the existing East Cameron 71-7 well and attempt to complete the prolific "OC" pay sand.
The main pay sand was oil-filled throughout the interval drilled.
The third successful well was drilled at Ship Shoal block 56 to a depth of 5,000 feet and discovered one commercial reservoir with 21 net feet of pay sand.
2, confirmed the same pay intervals of the previously announced discovery and sidetrack wells, and found the main pay sand full of oil to the base.
NYSE: EPL)("EPL" or the "Company") today provided an update on exploratory activity, including results on a number of decisioned exploratory wells, the progress of exploratory wells currently drilling including the South Timbalier ("ST") 41 #B-3 Cap Rock well, and the successful testing of a deeper pay sand at ST 46.
Electric logs indicated approximately 36 net feet (TVD) of natural gas pay sands in Redfish Bend with the top of the pay sand encountered at approximately 6,024' TVD.
The lower most pay sand tested natural gas at a rate of 5 million cubic feet per day ("MMcf/d") and 14 barrels of condensate per day, based on a four hour test and 3,400 pounds per square inch (psi) of flowing tubing pressure.
We confirmed the presence of hydrocarbon pay sand ranging from 40 to 70 feet over a significant area in the three well bores," said William L.
With this additional pay sand, ATP is modifying completion plans for MC 942 #2 and now expects to complete both hydrocarbon sands and establish production in late January 2012.
The well reached a total depth of 10,085' MD (9,200' TVD) and encountered 13 pay sands with over 100 net feet of pay.