Abstract

Deepwater channel reservoirs in the Nile Delta are delineated using extended elastic impedance inversion (EEI). We used the following workflow: seismic spectral blueing, rock physics and amplitude variation with offset modeling, seismic EEI and interpretation of the inverted cubes in terms of geologic facies, net-to-gross ratio, and static connectivity among depositional geobodies. Three subenvironments within the targeted reservoir interval were recognized using a combination of shale volume and λ-ρ-inverted cubes. These were used to generate 3D geobodies and a net-pay thickness map that were used in turn to calculate reservoir volumetrics. The results from the workflow matched well logs and could thus be used to investigate the potential of nearby prospects that have the same geologic settings.

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