New tools and approaches in carbonate reservoir quality prediction: a case history from the Shu’aiba Formation, Saudi Arabia
Published:January 01, 2015
D. L. Cantrell, C. M. Griffiths, G. W. Hughes, 2015. "New tools and approaches in carbonate reservoir quality prediction: a case history from the Shu’aiba Formation, Saudi Arabia", Fundamental Controls on Fluid Flow in Carbonates: Current Workflows to Emerging Technologies, S. M. Agar, S. Geiger
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Reservoir quality prediction has historically been the ‘holy grail’ of reservoir geologists, yet few have succeeded at achieving this in a quantitative fashion. This study presents a new approach to pre-drill reservoir quality prediction that involves the integration of a variety of modelling techniques to understand, quantify and predict the geological processes that control reservoir quality. Since the initial reservoir quality framework is established at the time of deposition by a variety of depositional controls, this approach uses numerical process models to predict initial reservoir quality; results from these depositional models are then modified via a series of process...
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Fundamental Controls on Fluid Flow in Carbonates: Current Workflows to Emerging Technologies
This volume highlights key challenges for fluid-flow prediction in carbonate reservoirs, the approaches currently employed to address these challenges and developments in fundamental science and technology. The papers span methods and case studies that highlight workflows and emerging technologies in the fields of geology, geophysics, petrophysics, reservoir modelling and computer science. Topics include: detailed pore-scale studies that explore fundamental processes and applications of imaging and flow modelling at the pore scale; case studies of diagenetic processes with complementary perspectives from reactive transport modelling; novel methods for rock typing; petrophysical studies that investigate the impact of diagenesis and fault-rock properties on acoustic signatures; mechanical modelling and seismic imaging of faults in carbonate rocks; modelling geological influences on seismic anisotropy; novel approaches to geological modelling; methods to represent key geological details in reservoir simulations and advances in computer visualization, analytics and interactions for geoscience and engineering.