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Integrated sedimentological and seismic reservoir characterization studies as inputs into a Lower Cretaceous reservoir geomodel, offshore Abu DhabiGreen Open Access

Authors: Ferran Pacheco, Michael Harrison, Shraddha Chatterjee, Kiyotaka Ishinaga, Shunsuke Ishii, William Mills, Nathaly Vargas, Subhrankar Paul and Pierre Roy
Journal name: First Break
Issue: Vol 37, No 10, October 2019 pp. 73 - 84
DOI: 10.3997/1365-2397.2019027
Language: English
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Reservoir characterization plays a fundamental part in the development and/or appraisal of any hydrocarbon field. Understanding and quantifying the characteristics and distribution of the reservoir rock properties is an evaluation step that needs to be performed before starting any reservoir model. An accurate description of the reservoir is vital to help appropriately manage and optimize oil recovery. From core to seismic scale, any relevant piece of information should be integrated in order to reduce uncertainties, and optimize understanding of the final flow behaviour and fluid distribution inside the reservoir. The goal of the final geomodel is to obtain consistent properties that are driven by the geological facies models (including depositional facies and diagenesis; reservoir rock types) and trended by the seismic information.

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