3D integrated structure for computer-aided reservoir characterization

Y. Touffait, H. Beucher, Dominique Guerillot

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This article describes a software which gives 3D images of this architecture using conditional geostatistical simulations and provides tools to study the influence of these lithological descriptions on fluid flow behavior. This software establishes the link between wells data and fluid flow reservoir simulators. Each step of this interactive and graphic system is explained here: (1) geological and geostatistical analysis to characterize a suitable model for the following steps, (2) conditional geostatistical simulations giving a lithological description of the internal heterogeneities on high resolution grids, (3) quantification of the reservoir assigning petrophysical values to each lithofacies grid cell (porosity and absolute permeability tensor), (4) scaling up methods computing in a cost effective way the averaged petrophysical values associated to reservoir simulator grid cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc Pet Comput Conf
PublisherPubl by Soc of Petroleum Engineers of AIME
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - Petroleum Computer Conference - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: 25 Jun 199028 Jun 1990


OtherProceedings - Petroleum Computer Conference
CityDenver, CO, USA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Touffait, Y., Beucher, H., & Guerillot, D. (1990). 3D integrated structure for computer-aided reservoir characterization. In Proc Pet Comput Conf (pp. 171-180). Publ by Soc of Petroleum Engineers of AIME.