Sedimentological parameterization of shallow-marine reservoirs

John A. Howell, Arne Skorstad, Alister MacDonald, Alex Fordham, Stephen Flint, Bjorn Fjellvoll, Tom Manzocchi

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Abstract

The key causes of heterogeneity within progradational shallow-marine reservoirs have been defined as: shoreline type (wave vs. fluvial dominated); shoreline trajectory; the presence of permeability contrasts associated with dipping clinoform surfaces within the shoreface or delta front; the presence of cemented barriers between parasequences; and the progradation direction of the shoreline (described with respect to the main waterflood direction in the simulated reservoir). These parameters were recorded from a series of 56 modern and ancient depositional systems from a variety of climatic and tectonic settings. These data were then used to build the 408 synthetic sedimentological models that formed the basis for the SAIGUP study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-34
Number of pages18
JournalPetroleum Geoscience
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

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Keywords

  • shoreface
  • delta
  • reservoir
  • modeling

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Sedimentological parameterization of shallow-marine reservoirs. / Howell, John A. ; Skorstad, Arne; MacDonald, Alister; Fordham, Alex; Flint, Stephen ; Fjellvoll, Bjorn; Manzocchi, Tom.

In: Petroleum Geoscience, Vol. 14, No. 1, 02.2008, p. 17-34.

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Howell, JA, Skorstad, A, MacDonald, A, Fordham, A, Flint, S, Fjellvoll, B & Manzocchi, T 2008, 'Sedimentological parameterization of shallow-marine reservoirs', Petroleum Geoscience, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 17-34. https://doi.org/10.1144/1354-079307-787
Howell, John A. ; Skorstad, Arne ; MacDonald, Alister ; Fordham, Alex ; Flint, Stephen ; Fjellvoll, Bjorn ; Manzocchi, Tom. / Sedimentological parameterization of shallow-marine reservoirs. In: Petroleum Geoscience. 2008 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 17-34.
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