Abstract

One of the leading challenges in hydrocarbon recovery is predicting rock types/fluid content distribution throughout the reservoir away from the boreholes because rock property determination is a major source of uncertainty in reservoir modeling studies. Spatial determination of the lateral and vertical heterogeneities has a direct impact on a reservoir model because it will affect the property distributions. An inappropriate determination of the facies distribution will lead to unrealistic reservoir behavior. Because these data can take different forms (lithologs, cuttings, and for seismic, poststack, and prestack attributes) and have different resolutions, the manual integration of all the information can be tedious and is sometimes impractical. We developed a new neural network-based methodology called democraticneuralnetworkassociation (DNNA). The DNNA method was trained using lithology logs from wells simultaneously with prestack seismic data. This technique, using a probabilistic approach, aims to find patterns in seismic that will predict lithology distribution and uncertainty.

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