Accurate definition of sedimentologically-defined flow units is often central in the successful modelling of reservoir performance and reliable economic predictions. Inappropriate reservoir simulation models may be generated because the dimensions and characteristics of flow units are defined inadequately. Laboratory probe permeametry provides data which may alleviate such problems, since it identifies and quantifies sedimentary heterogeneities which are unresolved by conventional data. For example, net sand is defined directly using permeability data, and a closer relationship is made between sedimentary characteristics and quantitative data.
|Title of host publication
|The Geological Modelling of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs and Outcrop Analogues
|Stephen S Flint, Ian D Bryant
|Number of pages
|Published - 7 Apr 2009