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Reservoir Characterization and Modeling: A Look Back to See the Way Forward

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Xinghe Yu
Xinghe Yu
School of Energy Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
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Y. Zee Ma
Y. Zee Ma
Schlumberger, Greenwood Village, Colorado, U.S.A.
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Ernest Gomez
Ernest Gomez
Schlumberger, Greenwood Village, Colorado, U.S.A.
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David Psaila
David Psaila
WesternGeco, Gatwick, West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Paul La Pointe
Paul La Pointe
Golder Associates Inc., Redmond, Washington, U.S.A.
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Shengli Li
Shengli Li
School of Energy Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
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Published:
January 01, 2011

Abstract

As the demand for fossil fuels continues to grow and fields mature, reservoir characterization has become increasingly important. At the same time, the maturation of many of the world's fields presents new challenges for reservoir characterization. The history of various phases of petroleum geology and reservoir characterization illustrates how these challenges were met in the past, and what new tools and techniques will be emerging in the future. Important past developments include the transition from general petroleum geology to reservoir geology, from disciplinary-focused reservoir description to integrated reservoir characterization, from two-dimensional conceptual mapping of geology to three-dimensional numerical modeling of reservoirs, and from reservoir deterministic analysis to uncertainty analysis. The challenges and perspectives for the future developments in reservoir characterization are also discussed in this chapter.

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AAPG Memoir

Uncertainty Analysis and Reservoir Modeling: Developing and Managing Assets in an Uncertain World

Y. Zee Ma
Y. Zee Ma
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Paul R. La Pointe
Paul R. La Pointe
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
96
ISBN electronic:
9781629810102
Publication date:
January 01, 2011

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