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Evaluation of Petroleum Resources from Pool Size Distributions

By
P. J. Lee
P. J. Lee
Institute of Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology, Geological Survey of Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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P. C. C. Wang
P. C. C. Wang
Department of Statistics, The University of Calgary Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Published:
January 01, 1986

Abstract

The PRIMES (Petroleum Resources Information Management and Evaluation System) has been developed for assessments of oil and gas plays. The basic elements for PRIMES are a pool size distribution and a number of pools distribution. From these elements, individual pool sizes can be estimated. The remaining play potential can then be obtained from the undiscovered individual pool sizes.

The superpopulation play model approach is employed by PRIMES for making resource estimations. One of its main capabilities is enabling assessors to match reserves against estimated pool sizes; this provides a basis from which to estimate remaining potentials and to validate the input data. The Rimbey-Meadowbrook reef play from Alberta is examined in this paper and used as a guide to the procedure employed by PRIMES.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Oil and Gas Assessment: Methods and Applications

Dudley D. Rice
Dudley D. Rice
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
9781629811468
Publication date:
January 01, 1986

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