Core Testing and Numerical Well Simulations for Edwards-Trinity (Plateau) Aquifer

Project Summary:

The objective is to locate, describe, and test core rock properties for the Edwards-Trinity (Plateau) aquifers. In general, the TWDB is interested in descriptions and photographs of the cores, as well as testing of core samples for porosity, permeability, cementation exponent (m-factor), and magnetic resonance imaging. In addition, the TWDB is interested in simulating well logs for a geographical distribution of key wells to correlate well log responses to formation properties derived from core and nearby well logs, allowing the TWDB to approximate formation properties in wells where limited information on formation properties is available.

TWDB Contract Manager:
Evan Strickland, P.G.
Funding Recipient:
The University of Texas at Austin, Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Project Administrator:
Carlos Torres-Verdin, Ph.D., P.E.
Zoya Heidari, Ph.D.
Participants:
The University of Texas at Austin, Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Project Start Date:
January 2021
Project Completion Date:
August 31, 2021
Total Project Cost:
$90, 736
TWDB Share of Project Cost:
$90, 736
Benefits:

The stakeholders will have access to map of core locations; core descriptions and photos; and lab results for each sample (an upwards of 15 to 25 samples) including porosity, permeability, cementation exponent “m-factor”, magnetic resonance images, and any other analyses performed.

Project Details

Participants

Project Sponsors:

Texas Water Development Board
Evan Strickland, P.G. - Contract Manager
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78711
512-463-6929

Funding Recipient / Project Manager:

The University of Texas at Austin, Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Carlos Torres-Verdin, Ph.D., P.E. – Professor
Zoya Heidari, Ph.D.- Professor
200 E. Dean Keeton St., C0300
Austin, TX 78712-1585
512-471-3161

Project Milestones

Event Date
Study approved by TWDB Board March 13, 2020
Interagency contract executed January 2020

Progress Reports

  • No progress report yet available.

Final Report and Data

  • The final report has not yet been produced.
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