Abstract

An integrated innovative multidisciplinary approach has been used to estimate effective porosity (PHIE), shale volume (Vsh), and sand probability from prestack angle gathers and petrophysical well logs within the Lower Triassic Havert Formation in the Goliat field, Southwest Barents Sea. A rock-physics feasibility study revealed the optimum petrofacies discriminating ability of extended elastic impedance (EEI) tuned for PHIE and Vsh. We then combined model-based prestack inversion outputs from a simultaneous inversion and an EEI inversion into a multilinear attribute regression analysis to estimate absolute Vsh and PHIE seismic attributes. The quality of the Vsh and PHIE prediction is shown to increase by integrating the EEI inversion in the workflow. Probability distribution functions and a priori petrofacies proportions extracted from the well data are then applied to the Vsh and PHIE volumes to obtain clean and shaly sand probabilities. A tectonic-controlled point-source depositional model for the Havert Formation sands is then inferred from the extracted sand bodies and the seismic geomorphological character of the different attributes.

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