New technologies improve the prediction of reservoir quality during the appraisal of a field

Remi Eschard, F. Fournier, Dominique Guerillot, L. Montadert, B. Noetinger, C. Ravenne

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The integration of new technologies for a better description and modeling of the reservoir heterogeneity is a major challenge to optimize the hydrocarbon recovery in a field. A new methodology developed at IFP is presented here: it combines a detailed geological analysis based on high-resolution sequence stratigraphy, parameters extracted from seismic data and well test interpretation. High-resolution sequence stratigraphy is a powerful tool to predict the reservoir geometry and the distribution of the major permeability barriers. With this approach, an accurate reservoir layering can be constructed to define relevant reservoir units and their internal architecture. The sequence stratigraphy approach is now supported by the stratigraphic modeling which allows to test different geological scenarios. Extracting geological parameters from seismic attributes also provides crucial information to constrain geostatistical reservoir simulations. Depending on the case study, parameters such as the mean porosity, the sandshale ratio, and the gross reservoir thickness can now be extracted from the seismic. The well test interpretation is also a way to constrain the reservoir description around the wells. Automatic well test matching technique has been recently developed to compare simulation results with the well test data, and to adjust iteratively the permeability distribution around the wells. These geological, geophysical and production parameters can finally be combined in the geostatistical reservoir simulations in order to obtain a realistic description of the reservoir heterogeneity at a very early stage of a field development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages241-242
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
Event15th World Petroleum Congress, WPC 1997 - Beijing, China
Duration: 12 Oct 199717 Oct 1997

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Other15th World Petroleum Congress, WPC 1997
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period12/10/9717/10/97

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Stratigraphy
Porosity
Hydrocarbons
Recovery
Geometry

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  • Fuel Technology

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Eschard, R., Fournier, F., Guerillot, D., Montadert, L., Noetinger, B., & Ravenne, C. (1997). New technologies improve the prediction of reservoir quality during the appraisal of a field. 241-242. Paper presented at 15th World Petroleum Congress, WPC 1997, Beijing, China.

New technologies improve the prediction of reservoir quality during the appraisal of a field. / Eschard, Remi; Fournier, F.; Guerillot, Dominique; Montadert, L.; Noetinger, B.; Ravenne, C.

1997. 241-242 Paper presented at 15th World Petroleum Congress, WPC 1997, Beijing, China.

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Eschard, R, Fournier, F, Guerillot, D, Montadert, L, Noetinger, B & Ravenne, C 1997, 'New technologies improve the prediction of reservoir quality during the appraisal of a field' Paper presented at 15th World Petroleum Congress, WPC 1997, Beijing, China, 12/10/97 - 17/10/97, pp. 241-242.
Eschard R, Fournier F, Guerillot D, Montadert L, Noetinger B, Ravenne C. New technologies improve the prediction of reservoir quality during the appraisal of a field. 1997. Paper presented at 15th World Petroleum Congress, WPC 1997, Beijing, China.
Eschard, Remi ; Fournier, F. ; Guerillot, Dominique ; Montadert, L. ; Noetinger, B. ; Ravenne, C. / New technologies improve the prediction of reservoir quality during the appraisal of a field. Paper presented at 15th World Petroleum Congress, WPC 1997, Beijing, China.2 p.
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