An Application of Statistical Modelling to the Prediction of Hydrocarbon Recovery Factors in Fluvial Reservoir Sequences
Published:January 01, 1987
Christopher R. Fielding, Richard C. Crane, 1987. "An Application of Statistical Modelling to the Prediction of Hydrocarbon Recovery Factors in Fluvial Reservoir Sequences", Recent Developments in Fluvial Sedimentology, Frank G. Ethridge, Romeo M. Flores, Michael D. Harvey
Download citation file:
Fluvial channel sandstones commonly form hydrocarbon reservoirs in oil-and gas-bearing basins. Where such sands were the product of deposition in broad, extensive channel systems, their lateral extent is often greater than the area of the producing oil or gas field. In such situations, lateral pinchout of reservoir sandstone bodies is unlikely to reduce the gross reservoir volume of the field. Where fluvial sands were deposited in more laterally restricted, perhaps meandering channel belts, however, lateral pinchouts are common. In the case of laterally restricted fluvial reservoirs, the spacing and distribution of producing wells becomes critical, particularly where numbers of...
Figures & Tables
Recent Developments in Fluvial Sedimentology
This volume brings together 36 of the manuscripts that were presented at the Third International Fluvial Sedimentology Conference hosted by Colorado State University in August, 1985. Fluvial systems and sedimentary rock sequences discussed range in age from Holocene to Precambrian and include many diverse areas. The principal objective of the volume was to document the recent developments in the application of facies analysis to the reconstruction of the architecture of fluvial systems. Reconstruction of architecture is an integral part of the overall process of basin analysis.