2015, XVI, 249 p. 218 illus., 211 illus. in color.
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Provides practical advice and guidelines for users of 3D reservoir modelling packages
Gives advice on reservoir model design for the growing world-wide activity in subsurface reservoir modelling
Covers rock modelling, property modelling, upscaling and uncertainty handling
Encompasses clastic, carbonate and fractured reservoirs
This book gives practical advice and ready to use tips on the design and construction of subsurface reservoir models. The design elements cover rock architecture, petrophysical property modelling, multi-scale data integration, upscaling and uncertainty analysis. Philip Ringrose and Mark Bentley share their experience, gained from over a hundred reservoir modelling studies in 25 countries covering clastic, carbonate and fractured reservoir types. The intimate relationship between geology and fluid flow is explored throughout, showing how the impact of fluid type, production mechanism and the subtleties of single- and multi-phase flow combine to influence reservoir model design.
Audience: The main audience for this book is the community of applied geoscientists and engineers involved in the development and use of subsurface fluid resources. The book is suitable for a range of Master’s level courses in reservoir characterisation, modelling and engineering.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Multiscale data integration - Petrophysical property modelling - Reservoir model design - Rock architecture - Uncertainty analyses - Upscaling