Navigator Field


General Information


Navigator Field

Discovered By

Bob Cannon, Geologist, and Eastern Energy


Dickens County, Texas, USA

Producing reservoir

Tannehill Ss (L Permian)

Approximate depth below surface

4400 ft (1350 m)

Exploration techniques

Subsurface geology, Exploration geochemistry, Dipmeter

Production to date

About 3 million barrels oil

Current status

Operated by Burk-Gunn Oil Co.


Navigator field was discovered using integrated modeling. Geomorphology, subsurface geology, near-surface geochemistry, electric logs, sidewall cores, and FMS-FMI dipmeter played important roles in discovery and development of this stratigraphic sandstone oil reservoir.

Navigator Cross Section

The profile A-A' schematically shows integration results. Complex sandstone reservoirs were variable thickness and discontinuous.

Surface water channels (creeks) were apparent surface expressions of fractures or faults.

Hydrocarbon conduction to the surface by fractures was indicated by high concentrations of 2-Ring PAC (as naphthalene) near field limits.

C2 Paraffin (ethane) data showed high concentrations over apparent fractures and also elevated concentrations over the productive reservoir.

Details of this study were reported in "How Integrated Modeling Assisted with Navigator Find, Midland Basin Eastern Shelf". Click on the paper title or contact us for a free hardcopy reprint.




Reference: R. A. Cannon, G.K. Rice, and J. Q. Belt, Jr., 2001, "How Integrated Modeling Assisted with Navigator Find, Midland Basin Eastern Shelf", Oil & Gas Journal, July 9, 2001



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