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Reservoir Characterization Applications of Electrical Borehole Images

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Robert J. Davis
Robert J. Davis
Schlumberger 4900 California Avenue, Suite 401A Bakersfield, California 93312 USA
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Cheryl R. Blume
Cheryl R. Blume
Schlumberger 4900 California Avenue, Suite 401A Bakersfield, California 93312 USA
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Roger M. Slatt
Roger M. Slatt
The University of Oklahoma Sarkeys Energy Center 100 East Boyd, Room 810 Norman, Oklahoma 73019
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Published:
December 01, 2006

Abstract

Since the introduction of electrical borehole images over twenty years ago, many very useful applications have been developed for this data. Some of these applications range from hand-picked bed dips to fracture analysis; from thin-bedded pay determination to vugular porosity measurement; and from fault geometry determination to facies analysis. These applications are made possible because of the high resolution provided by these images.

Electrical borehole images provide the means to perform detailed high-resolution reservoir characterization at and adjacent to the borehole. This paper addresses several of these applications, which give the geologist, petrophysicists, and reservoir/production engineer a means to evaluate their reservoir and make decisions ranging from setting pipe, to completion strategy, to offset well placement. Various images of thin bedded formations, slumped zones, fractured intervals, and faulted and folded intervals are shown along with the associated interpretations. Also, a series of images, coupled with corresponding outcrop and/or core photos, is provided of deep-water deposits. Implications of reservoir behavior and the required action to efficiently produce the reservoir are included.

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Reservoir Characterization: Integrating Technology and Business Practices

Roger M. Slatt
Roger M. Slatt
Houston, Texas
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Norman c. Rosen
Norman c. Rosen
Houston, Texas
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Michael Bowman
Michael Bowman
Houston, Texas
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John Castagna
John Castagna
Houston, Texas
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Timothy Good
Timothy Good
Houston, Texas
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Robert Loucks
Robert Loucks
Houston, Texas
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Rebecca Latimer
Rebecca Latimer
Houston, Texas
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Mark Scheihing
Mark Scheihing
Houston, Texas
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Hu Smith
Hu Smith
Houston, Texas
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
26
ISBN electronic:
978-0-9836096-4-3
Publication date:
December 01, 2006

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