Geological Characterization of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Using Multiple Point Geostatistics

Xiaohuan Liu, Sanjay Srinivasan, Dale Wong

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Abstract

The spatial distribution of fractures in a reservoir affects the displacement of fluids and the prediction of future performance. Realistic characterization of fractured reservoirs requires quantification and classification of fracture patterns on the basis of the underlying geological characteristics and developing reservoir modeling algorithms that can integrate connectivity based (multiple point) statistics related to fracture patterns. A methodology for summarizing the characteristics of fracture networks based on multiple point connectivity functions is presented. The paper also presents a stochastic simulation methodology for constraining the target reservoir model to the connectivity characteristics derived from analog models and to all other available reservoir specific data in the form of well information and seismic areal proportion maps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1057-1068
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
EventSPE/DOE Thirteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery - Tulsa, OK, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2002Apr 17 2002

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OtherSPE/DOE Thirteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery
CountryUnited States
CityTulsa, OK
Period4/13/024/17/02

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Liu, X., Srinivasan, S., & Wong, D. (2002). Geological Characterization of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Using Multiple Point Geostatistics. 1057-1068. Paper presented at SPE/DOE Thirteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Tulsa, OK, United States.