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The origin of low salinity formation water in turbidite sandstone reservoirs: insights from natural isotopic and chemical tracersNormal access

Authors: J. Matthews and E. Gaucher
Event name: Second EAGE Workshop on Geochemistry in Petroleum Operations and Production
Session: Rock-fluid interactions controlling porosity/permeability development and changes in wettability
Publication date: 01 October 2018
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201803099
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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Formation water composition in frontier exploration areas can provide constraints on the movement of fluids in sedimentary basins. In this paper, the sources and mixing processes of low salinity formation water in marine sandstone reservoirs is discussed using two case studies. Chemical and isotopic data are used as natural tracers to help determine the source of low salinity formation water and how it mixes in potential reservoir sandstones.

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