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Seismic Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs

Published:
January 01, 2016

Abstract

Over the last several years, both the exploration and the development of unconventional shales have grown dramatically and, in fact, many operators have switched to unconventional plays. It is often thought that these plays also require unconventional approaches to reservoir characterization. In Chapter 6, “Seismic Petrophysics of Unconventional Reservoirs,” it is demonstrated that the fundamental workflows typical for conventional reservoirs still are applicable in organic shales. However, the complexity of rock-physics modeling increases in proportion to the additional parameters of interest, such as total organic carbon (TOC) content and thermal maturity, and their effects on organic porosity, overpressure, and the stress sensitivity of seismic velocities.

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Society of Exploration Geophysicists Geophysics Reprint Series

Seismic Petrophysics in Quantitative Interpretation

Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Volume
18
ISBN electronic:
9781560803256
Publication date:
January 01, 2016

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