Most reservoirs of the Yeso platform lie on the Central basin platform found the New Mexico portion of the Permian Basin. A few minor reservoirs are located on the southeasternmost part of the Northwest shelf. Reservoirs in this play produce from the Drinkard, Tubb and Blinebry members of the Yeso Formation (Permian). Drinkard and Blinebry reservoirs are principally in dolostones and limestones; Tubb reservoirs are principally in sandstones. The reservoirs produce oil and associated gas. Depths to reservoirs range from 5,000 ft to more than 7,000 ft.

The Yeso reservoirs were deposited on a restricted shallow-marine shelf. The dolostone, limestone and sandstone reservoirs are interbeded with shale and anhydrite. The carbonate reservoirs are generally in a peritidal facies. Most traps are formed by anticlines, but some are formed by pinchout of permeable zones on the flanks of structural noses. Net pay is 20 to 30 ft. in most reservoirs.”


Location: New Mexico

Depth: 5,000-7,000 feet

Thickness: 20-30 feet