Archive of Texas PTTC Workshops

Seminar for Operators Working in Offshore Texas State Waters Royalty Leases

Tuesday, June 15, 2004, Houston Research Center
Presented by U.T. Bureau of Economic Geology and PTTC Texas Region

The State of Texas Advanced Oil and Gas Resource Recovery Program (STARR), funded by The State of Texas, helps operators find hydrocarbons on fields located on State Lands. A team of experienced Bureau geoscientists, petrophysicists, and engineers provides technical support on projects at no cost to the operator. The STARR program has already worked with a number of companies in State Waters and has had great success.

STARR has completed tasks ranging from:

    • Wireline-log correlation of field architecture within a sequence stratigraphic framework
    • Complete 3-D seismic analysis of the field within resulting structure maps and anomaly maps
    • Petrophysical analysis of wireline logs
    • Basic engineering analysis from the well to field level
    • Prospect generation, recompletion zones, and deeper potential exploration targets

Several field studies will be presented as well as research on the interaction of gravity tectonics and sequence stratigraphy. Research on growth faulted related subbasins provides insight into the origin of growth faults, timing of systems tracts development, and correlation rules. Several poster and core presentations will be available.

For more information about this and other PTTC workshops, please contact Sigrid Clift at
512-471-0320 or e-mail