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Fine Particle Volume of Geological Facies is an Eye-Opening Tool for Seismic Data Inversion and InterpretationNormal access

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Event name: 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
Session: Poster: Integrated Subsurface Studies - Seismic Reservoir Characterization A
Publication date: 03 June 2019
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201900750
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 1.5Mb )
Price: € 20

Summary:
The objective of this study is to predict sub-seismic geological facies away from wells using seismic data and rock physics measurements, where FPV (Fine Particle Volume) is used as a key tool in seismic inversion. This study focuses a multi-scale data integration workflow with various data resolutions from the reservoir (micrometer level) to the seismic scale (meters to kilometer level). A multi-scale database of a heterogeneous complex heavy oil reservoir in the McMurray Formation of Northern Alberta, Canada is included in the study. A new method of interpretation with FPV is developed by introducing a customized work flow, which combined well-known principles with a novel method of interpretation. The main challenge is to find an effective technique in establishing a relationship between geological facies and the reservoir elastic properties for interpreting the high resolution (sub-seismic scale) facies distribution in the seismic volume. Implementation of this unique technique in reservoir evaluation will help to achieve maximum extraction of the existing resources and reduce uncertainties when dealing with field development and new appraisal projects.


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