3D fluid flow behavior in heterogeneous porous media characterized by geostatistical method

Dominique Guerillot, P. Lemouzy, Christian Ravenne, Alain Galli

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Abstract

An accurate understanding of the internal architecture of a reservoir is required to improve production forecasts. Due to the lack of information between wells, a geostatistical model is used to generate equiprobable lithofacies simulations between wells. Then, after assigning petrophysical parameters to these lithofacies, 3D fluid flow simulations are performed in these 3D geometries. Variations of the geostatistical parameters implies differences on the production forecasts. Before giving some comments on the fluid flow behavior, the geological investigations and the main characteristics of the geostatistical model are recalled. For an actual case, a methodology is proposed for a better integration of the geology into the reservoir evaluation process. The multidisciplinary approach proposed is illustred on synthetic examples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Latin America Petroleum Engineering Conference, LAPEC 1990
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
ISBN (Print)9781555635435
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
EventSPE Latin America Petroleum Engineering Conference, LAPEC 1990 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 14 Oct 199019 Oct 1990

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OtherSPE Latin America Petroleum Engineering Conference, LAPEC 1990
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period14/10/9019/10/90

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  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Guerillot, D., Lemouzy, P., Ravenne, C., & Galli, A. (1990). 3D fluid flow behavior in heterogeneous porous media characterized by geostatistical method. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Latin America Petroleum Engineering Conference, LAPEC 1990 Society of Petroleum Engineers.