Research Papers: Don Paul

Monterey Reservoirs of Offshore California

By Iraj Ershaghi, Donald L. Paul, Saran Kaba

Society of Petroleum Engineers


In this paper we discuss our studies conducted on two California offshore fields that may be abandoned in near future. The purpose of the study was to examine the feasibility of re-purposing these fields to suitable offshore gas storage by utilizing the reservoir voidage and by using the existing pipeline facilities. These storage sites could offer a significant alternative to the current onshore sites located in highly populated urban areas of California.

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