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Quantitative Seismic Reservoir Mapping Using Rock Physics Templates: A Case Study From a Tight Onshore Reservoir in Saudi ArabiaNormal access

Authors: A. Alzahrani and R. Lubbe
Event name: Third EAGE Workshop on Rock Physics
Session: The Role of Rock Physics in Reservoir Appraisal & Production
Publication date: 15 November 2015
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201414394
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 892.44Kb )
Price: € 20

A rock physics template (RPT) has been constructed using wireline data from six onshore wells penetrating a clean, tight, clastic, hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir of the (early) Permian age within Saudi Arabia. A multi-attribute inversion feasibility analysis suggested that a combination of both acoustic impedance and VP/VS would optimally describe the porosity and shale distribution within the reservoir. The rock physics template was designed to map the zones of higher porosity and variation in shale properties using these inverted acoustic impedance and VP/VS volumes.

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