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Giant Hydrocarbon Reservoirs of the World: From Rocks to Reservoir Characterization and Modeling

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P. M. Harris
P. M. Harris
Chevron Energy Technology Company, San Ramon, California, U.S.A.
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L. J. Weber
L. J. Weber
Chevron Energy Technology Company, San Ramon, California, U.S.A.
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Published:
January 01, 2006

Abstract

The SEPM/AAPG core workshop “Giant Hydrocarbon Reservoirs of the World: From Rocks to Reservoir Characterization and Modeling” and this companion publication are an attempt to assemble information on giant (^500 MOEB recoverable reserves) reservoirs that is of value to a wide audience. Various examples and methods of reservoir characterization, development, and modeling practices are documented in this volume. Although far from exhaustive, this compilation includes a wide range of reservoirs when examined from any perspective, i.e., location, geology, production history, and characterization. Figure 1 shows the geographic distribution of the reservoir examples that are included in this volume.

A good understanding of geologic variability in time and space is a prerequisite for any successful reservoir description. Geologic and engineering data obtained from core are fundamental building blocks in reservoir characterization. A common goal is to describe the reservoir in sufficient detail to identify remaining hydrocarbons and then to produce these reserves efficiently. To this end, a focus in this volume centers on aspects of geologic modeling as they relate to heterogeneity in facies, which typically controls variability in porosity, permeability, and fluid saturations.

A good understanding of geologic variability in time and space is a prerequisite for any successful reservoir description. Geologic and engineering data obtained from core are fundamental building blocks in reservoir characterization. A common goal is to describe the reservoir in sufficient detail to identify remaining hydrocarbons and then to produce these reserves efficiently. To this end, a focus in this volume centers on aspects

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AAPG Memoir

Giant Hydrocarbon Reservoirs of the World: From Rocks to Reservoir Characterization and Modeling

P. M. (Mitch) Harris
P. M. (Mitch) Harris
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L. J. (Jim) Weber
L. J. (Jim) Weber
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
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88
ISBN electronic:
9780891813699
Publication date:
January 01, 2006

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