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Monthly Meeting - “Shallow Oil ‘Re-Discovery’ at Washington Field: New Life from Abandoned, Thin, Multi-Pay, Mid-Frio Zones” presented by Frank S. Vincent

The Shreveport Petroleum Club, 15th floor
Cost: $20, Children 10 and under $8

We encourage members to invite guests, spouses, and friends to any of our meetings.

If you’d like a seat, kindly email or call in your reservation by Friday, October 16 to John Stroud at
or 318-425-0101.


Frank S. Vincent is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and received his B.S. with a double-major in Geology and Biology in 1971 from the University of Southern Mississippi.  He earned his M.S. in Geology in 1975 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. 

Mr. Vincent has over 41 years extensive experience as an Exploration, Production, and Evaluation Geologist in the Gulf Coast onshore and offshore, Permian Basin, ArkLaTex, Mid-Continent, and Southern & Central Rockies areas.  ...


Washington Field in central St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, was discovered by Sohio in January 1952 and had produced to cessation in mid-1990’s a total of 330 BCFG + 38 MMBL from upper Wilcox, Cockfield “B” and “D” sand intervals, and multiple thin pays in the shallower Oligocene middle-Frio sands section.  All original production was spread over 8,000-plus productive acres. 

The established mid-Frio sands section between -6,800’ to -7,900’± ss contains at least 10 to possibly 12 thin oil-productive sand levels, and these had already accounted for 16 MMBO plus 35 BCFG plus large amounts of salt water (re-injected) produced by the mid-1990’s.  All mid-Frio oil came from very-gentle, low-relief, 20 to 80+ acre closures arrayed West-to-East along length of the axial crest of the structurally simple Washington Field Rollover Anticline and downthrown to the regional Washington Field Fault.  ...

Paid members of the Shreveport Geological Society can read the speaker's full abstract and biography in the newsletter by logging into the Members Area.

Earlier Event: October 16
RSVP for the monthly meeting
Later Event: October 21
ETGS Luncheon Meeting