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Application of Sequence Stratigraphy in Production Geology and 3-D Reservoir Modeling

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Howell John
Howell John
STRAT Group Department of Earth Sciences University of Liverpool 4 Brownlow Street Liverpool L69 3GP, U.K. Present address: Geologisk Institutt Universitetet i Bergen Allegaten 4, N-5007 Bergen, Norway
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Flint Stephen
Flint Stephen
STRAT Group Department of Earth Sciences University of Liverpool 4 Brownlow Street Liverpool L69 3GP, U.K.
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Published:
December 01, 2002

Abstract

Sequence stratigraphy provides a deterministic framework for understanding facies and ultimately reservoir architecture. It provides a framework for building reservoir models based upon logical, testable geological principles. This framework allows prediction of connectivity of flow units, distribution of major permeability barriers and systematic changes in sand body architecture. Zonation of reservoir models into genetically related packages of strata (such as parasequences or systems tracts) allows zones to be populated with predictable facies trends. These facies then form the basis for the distribution of petrophysical parameters within the reservoir. Sequence stratigraphy also provides a reality check for stochastic models.

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Sequence Stratigraphic Models for Exploration and Production: Evolving Methodology, Emerging Models and Application Histories

John M. Armentrout
John M. Armentrout
Houston, Texas
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Norman C. Rosen
Norman C. Rosen
Houston, Texas
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
22
ISBN electronic:
978-0-9836096-8-1
Publication date:
December 01, 2002

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