In late 2007, as Encore was initiating an exploratory horizontal program in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, we invested $35,000 to have Dan Jarvie's team at Humble Geochemical Services evaluate drill cuttings in seven Tuscaloosa wells. As I initiated my "TMS Tour" in late 2010, I received significant negative feedback with regards to the TMS' lower TOC's and Ro's. The geochemistry portion of my presentation used to last thirty minutes. It's interesting now to review the table below for the confirmation that this rock gives up a lot of oil in a short period of time. Earlier this week, my TMS presentation had one geochemistry slide. As in many other plays, the geochemical parameters have surprised many.
|Source: SONRIS, MSOGB|