Abstract

Estimation of reservoir properties and facies from seismic data is a well-established technique, and there are numerous methods in common usage. Our 1D stochastic inversion process (ODiSI), based on matching large numbers of pseudowells to color-inverted angle stacks, produces good estimations of reservoir properties, facies probabilities, and associated uncertainties. Historically, ODiSI has only been applied to siliciclastic reservoir intervals. However, the technique is equally suited to carbonate reservoirs, and ODiSI gives good results for the Mishrif Reservoir interval in the Rumaila Field in Iraq. Of course, a thorough awareness of the quality of all input well data and detailed validation of the parameters input to the inversion process is crucial to understanding the accuracy of the results.

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