Multidisciplinary Characterization of Unconventional Reservoirs Based on Correlation of Well and Seismic Data

Weronika Kaczmarczyk, Małgorzata Słota-Valim
2020 Energies  
Combinatorial analysis of key petrophysical parameters can provide valuable information about subsurface hydrocarbon reservoirs. This is particularly important for reservoirs with unconventional rock formations that, due to the low permeability, need to be stimulated by fracturing treatment to provide fluid flow to the exploitation wellbore. In this article, based on data from unconventional shale formations (N Poland), we outline how independent sets of elastic and petrophysical parameters and
more » ... ical parameters and other reservoir features can be co-analyzed to estimate the fracture susceptibility of shale intervals, which are characterized by a high total organic carbon (TOC) content and high porosity. These features were determined by analysis of each horizon's elastic and mineralogical brittleness index (BI). These two variants were calculated first in 1D; integrated with the seismic data and finally compared with other parameters such as acoustic impedance, ratio of compressional and shear wave velocities, porosity, and density; and then presented and analyzed using cross plots that highlighted the key relationships between them. The overall BI trends were similar in both horizontal and vertical directions. The highest BI values were observed in the southeast of the analyzed area (Source I) and in the southeast and northwest of the area (Source II). These results can form the basis for predictive modeling of reservoir properties aiding effective reservoir exploration.
doi:10.3390/en13174413 fatcat:pn7ucq25evdrjjowef2neengpq