Improving Reservoir Models through Combining Digital Outcrop Data and Forward Modelling

David Hodgetts*, Brian Burnham

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Abstract

Traditional modelling approaches use object modelling, sequential indicator simulations and, more recently, multipoint statistics. These approaches, though all useful, all have their associated problems. Digital outcrop analogue work has often shown that these approaches are limited in how well they can reproduce the fluvial geometries seen in the field. In order to produce geologically valid reservoir models which represent realistic heterogeneities, allow for representing uncertainty, and are simple enough to ensure rapid turnaround of reservoir models on timescales necessary in a typical industrial setting new approaches need to be developed.
Represented here is the application of a centre-line migration approach for meandering fluvial systems which has been adapted to produce more realistic geobodies, or objects, than traditional object modelling approaches use. The model also produces an 8 corner point grid in an eclipse type grid format which is readily imported into any standard reservoir modelling or simulation package.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016: Efficient Use of Technology - Unlocking Potential
PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2016
Event78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016: Efficient Use of Technology - Unlocking Potential2016 - Reed Messe Wien Vienna; Austria, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 30 May 20162 Jun 2016
Conference number: 127575

Conference

Conference78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period30/05/162/06/16

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    Hodgetts, D., & Burnham, B. (2016). Improving Reservoir Models through Combining Digital Outcrop Data and Forward Modelling. In 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016: Efficient Use of Technology - Unlocking Potential (pp. 1-5). European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201601346