Reservoir Quality Assessment and Prediction in Clastic Rocks
This course is designed to emphasize the following topics: (1) Historical perspective on previous and current empirical, and geochemical methods of reservoir quality prediction; (2) Overview of diagenetic processes which significantly impact reservoir quality and those factors which act as major controls on those processes; (3) Proper design of a comprehensive or limited-focus predictive analysis of reservoir quality; (4) Methodologies for the accurate measurement of all major dependent and independent variables; (5) Data analysis techniques involved in quality control and the assessment of variability prior to performing multivariate regression; (6) Steps involved in the generation of a multivariate regression to insure that the model developed provides maximum accuracy using a minimum number of independent variables; (7) Case histories from a variety of settings illustrating application of the recommended approach to reservoir quality prediction.
Diagenetic Mechanisms of Porosity and Permeability Reduction and Enhancement
Published:January 01, 1994
Michael D. Wilson, Peter T. Stanton, 1994. "Diagenetic Mechanisms of Porosity and Permeability Reduction and Enhancement", Reservoir Quality Assessment and Prediction in Clastic Rocks, Michael D. Wilson
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This segment of the notes presents an overview of diagenetic processes of porosity and permeability destruction and enhancement. In the limited space available here, it is impossible to cover in any detail the vast literature on this subject. Thus, only the volumetrically important mechanisms of reservoir quality modification will be discussed, along with highlights of some recent studies of particular interest.
Major advances have been made in the understanding of clastic diagenesis in the last fifteen years. Many of these advances can be attributed directly to the intense efforts of oil industry research, exploration, and production personnel, as well...