Abstract

Reservoir characterization objectives are to understand the reservoir rocks and fluids through accurate measurements to help asset teams develop optimal production decisions. Within this framework, we develop a new workflow to perform petrophysical joint inversion (PJI) of seismic and controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) data to resolve for reservoirs properties. Our workflow uses the complementary information contained in seismic, CSEM, and well-log data to improve the reservoir’s description drastically. The advent of CSEM, measuring resistivity, brought the possibility of integrating multiphysics data within the characterization workflow, and it has the potential to significantly enhance the accuracy at which reservoir properties and saturation, in particular, can be determined. We determine the power of PJI in the retrieval of reservoir parameters through a case study, based on a deepwater oil field offshore Brazil in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin, to augment the certainty with which reservoir lithology and fluid properties are constrained.

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