K.K. Miller, R.J. Prosceno, Marathon Oil Co.; R.A. Woodroof, Jr., ProTechnics; R.L.
Haney, HTH Technical Services, Inc
The use of a new propellant-assisted perforating technology will be discussed. Two
cases, one producing well and one injection well, are reviewed to illustrate successful
and unsuccessful results in the Howard Glasscock Field of Howard County, Texas.
The technique employs a propellant sleeve that slides over conventional perforating
casing guns and generates a rapidly expanding gas force upon gun detonation. The
two case studies are from the San Andres and Queen formations. Perforating, acid
breakdowns, hydraulic fracturing and radioactive tracer work done in conjunction
with the jobs are reviewed. Comparisons will be made with other offset wells in
the same formations. Production and injection results, as well as insights regarding
future applications of the technique, will be provided.