Seismic Stratigraphy and Seismic Geomorphology: Insights on Characterization of a Carbonate Reservoir
Seismic stratigraphy and seismic geomorphology provides an indication of a carbonate platform’s internal and external architecture. High quality 3D seismic data integrated with wireline logs and core materials furthers detailed depositional element analysis, lithology prediction and diagenetic modification of the stratigraphic section, which help to build a depositional model, sequence stratigraphy framework and enhance the evaluation of the reservoir potential of this unit and a prediction of fluid flow during hydrocarbon production. This study mainly focus on using 3D seismic data calibrated with core and logs from oil field A to characterize the stratigraphy and geomorphology of the depositional elements of the carbonate reservoir (Aptaian Stage) and infer the process of the deposition where appropriate. Integration of seismic data with well data provides the frame work for reconstruction depositional evolution history the reservoir. The high seismic resolution of the A reservoirs also provides useful analogs for other subsurface reservoirs from similar depositional environments.
R. T. Duan et al., "Seismic Stratigraphy and Seismic Geomorphology: Insights on Characterization of a Carbonate Reservoir", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 138-139, pp. 447-452, 2012