ABSTRACT

Joint modeling and inversion of frequency-dependent dielectric constant and electrical resistivity well-log measurements has been addressed in literature in recent years. However, this problem is not studied for dual-porosity carbonate formations. Besides, the salinity and matrix dielectric constant are presumed to be known in previous studies. We have combined a model for brine dielectric constant and two laboratory-supported models for the electrical resistivity and dielectric constant of dual-porosity carbonates. Using this methodology, we replicate electrical resistivity and dielectric well-log measurements. Using a stochastic global optimization algorithm, we formulate a joint inversion workflow to estimate petrophysical properties of interest. For a constructed dual-porosity carbonate reservoir, we determine that the inversion workflow matches the forward-modeled data for the oil column, water column, and transition zone. We also found that our inversion workflow is capable to retrieve local model parameters (water-filled intergranular porosity and water-filled vuggy porosity) and global model parameters (matrix dielectric constant, lithology exponents for intergranular and vuggy pores, and salinity) with reasonable accuracy.

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