Characterizing carbonate reservoirs has traditionally been a difficult task when the reservoir performance is strongly influenced by an often poorly constrained fracture system. Studies have shown that the geometry of the fracture network is a dominant control of fractured reservoir performance. Direct fracture data only exist at the well and so a long running quest has been the accurate description of the geometry and impact of fractures in the interwell reservoir zone. A range of different approaches has been used to constrain the expected distribution of subseismic fractures in the reservoir, including such techniques as geomechanical modeling, palinplastic reconstruction, and...

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