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Sandstone reservoir description; an overview of the role of geology and mineralogy

A. Hurst and J. S. Archer
Sandstone reservoir description; an overview of the role of geology and mineralogy (in Features of mineral diagenesis in hydrocarbon reservoirs, R. K. Harrison (editor) and D. J. Morgan (editor))
Clay Minerals (October 1986) 21 (4): 791-809

Abstract

Reservoir description is achieved by the integration of geological, petrophysical and engineering data. Modelling of reservoir performance is made by creating a three-dimensional model of the reservoir volume, where the reservoir is built of cells and layered zones which are defined geologically. Although the scale of cell size is coarse compared to the scale of geological data, it is important that the geological input to define cells is as precise as possible. The texture of clay minerals and their composition are requisite for understanding their influence on reservoir characteristics. Wireline logs probably do not provide sufficient information about clay mineralogy to evaluate reservoir characteristics, but do allow the extrapolation of 'point' mineralogical data into a continuous reservoir description. Evaluation of porosity, permeability and saturation are described, and the possible influence of clay mineralogy on evaluation of these characteristics is discussed.


ISSN: 0009-8558
Coden: CLMIAF
Serial Title: Clay Minerals
Serial Volume: 21
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Sandstone reservoir description; an overview of the role of geology and mineralogy
Title: Features of mineral diagenesis in hydrocarbon reservoirs
Author(s): Hurst, A.Archer, J. S.
Author(s): Harrison, R. K.editor
Author(s): Morgan, D. J.editor
Affiliation: Statoil, Dep. Reservoir Eval., Stavenger, Norway
Pages: 791-809
Published: 198610
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society, London, United Kingdom
Meeting name: Mineralogical Society, Clay Minerals Group, and Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, joint meeting on Features of mineral diagenesis in hydrocarbon reservoirs
Meeting location: Cambridge, GBR, United Kingdom
Meeting date: 19850402Apr. 2-4, 1985
References: 60
Accession Number: 1987-039787
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sourcesSedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables, block diags., strat. cols.
Secondary Affiliation: Energy Resour. Consult., GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Update Code: 1987
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