Abstract

A quantitative seismic interpretation study is presented for the Lower Cretaceous Tuxen reservoir in the Valdemar Field, which is associated with heterogeneous and complex geology. Our objective is to better outline the reservoir quality variations of the Tuxen reservoir across the Valdemar Field. Seismic pre-stack data and well logs from two appraisal wells forms the basis of this study. The workflow used includes seismic and rock physics forward modelling, attribute analysis, a coloured inversion and a Bayesian pre-stack inversion for litho-fluid classification. Based on log data, the rock physics properties of the Tuxen interval reveals that the seismic signal is more governed by porosity than water saturation changes at near-offset (or small-angle). The coloured and Bayesian inversion results were generally consistent with well-log observations at the reservoir level and conformed to interpreted horizons. Although the available data has some limitations and the geological setting is complex, the results implied more promising reservoir quality in some areas than others. Hence, the results may offer useful information for delineating the best reservoir zones for further field development and selecting appropriate production strategies.

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