Developing and managing turbidite reservoirs - case histories and experiences: Results of the 1998 EAGE/AAPG research conference

Peter Dromgoole, Mike Bowman, Andrew Leonard, Paul Weimer, Roger M. Slatt

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This paper summarizes the results of a joint EAGE/AAPG research conference that was convened in Almeria, Spain in October 1998. The theme of the conference was how to better produce deep-water reservoirs based on lessons learned from the past 25 years. A repeated message at the conference was that there is more complexity than anticipated in turbidite reservoirs, contrary to the expectations of many geoscientists. Such complexity may go unnoticed during initial depletion, and only be observed during secondary injection of fluids. Early recognition of shale occurrences and geometries, bed continuity, and stratigraphic variations in net-to-gross ratios appear to be the main issues related to maximizing well performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-105
Number of pages9
JournalPetroleum Geoscience
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2000
Externally publishedYes



  • Field history
  • Production optimization
  • Reservoir performance
  • Turbidite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Economic Geology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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