Abstract

The Neuquén Basin in Argentina has been producing for more than 100 years. Currently, the unconventional resources of the Vaca Muerta Formation are the ones that are most actively explored and studied. The reservoir is thick and heterogeneous in geomechanical properties and organic content. Therefore, to put a successful drilling program in place, one should study the reservoir using existing vertical wells and remote sensing methods like surface seismic, vertical seismic profiling, microseismic, etc. Properties derived from laterally dense seismic methods can be coupled with rock property measurements from the vertically dense well logs via developed rock physics relationships. An integrated reservoir model populated with rock properties will high-grade areas of the reservoir suitable for horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. To better understand the Vaca Muerta Formation, the first multicomponent survey was shot in the Neuquén Basin at the beginning of 2017.

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