Carbonate Reservoir Characterization
One principal need in petroleum recovery from carbonate reservoirs is the description of the three-dimensional distribution of petrophysical properties in order to improve performance predictions by means of fluid-flow computer simulations. The book focuses on a rock based approach for the integration of geological, petrophysical, and geostatistical methods to construct a reservoir model suitable to input into flow simulation programs. This second edition includes a new chapter on model construction and new examples of limestone, dolostone, and touching-vug reservoir models as well as improved chapters on basic petrophysical properties, rock-fabric/petrophysical relationships, calibration of wireline logs, and sequence stratigraphy.
- summarizes a rock-based work flow for constructing carbonate reservoir models - contains descriptions and methods for describing carbonate rocks in terms that relate directly to petrophysical properties - includes methods for calibrating wireline logs with rock fabrics - contains a work flow for integrating geological, petrophysical, and geostatistical information for the building of reservoir models