Connectivity in Fluvial Systems

08 December, 2011
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Reservoir connectivity is critical in the evaluation and development of many oil and gas fields that consist of discrete, lenticular sand units. Poor reservoir connectivity may lead to a high degree of reservoir compartmentalization, resulting in large capital investments to extract hydrocarbons and/or low hydrocarbon recovery factors. Being able to predict several reservoir connectivity scenarios is an important aspect in determining the optimal well layout for field development plans. It is important to understand how reservoir connectivity is a complex uncertainty and how it depends on sand/shale (S/Sh) ratios, sandbody geometries and distributions, syn-depositional fault distribution, post-depositional fault distributions, geometries and transmissibility characteristics.

Further, because many target reservoirs are discontinuous and thus potentially compartmentalized, understanding connectivity within such reservoir systems is vital for developing an economically viable field. This is particularly true of fluvial reservoirs. This e-symposium focuses on methods for predicting connectivity within clastic fluvial systems.

Topics covered will include:

  • Channel Belts as reservoir units
  • Connectivity of reservoir facies within channel belts
  • Connectivity between channel belt reservoirs
  • Sandbody geometries and distributions
  • Fluvial systems
  • Sand/shale ratios
  • Syn- and post-depositional fault distributions
Structure of the E-Symposium

Each e-symposium consists of one-hour live e-symposium, along with material for one full day of independent study. The live portion will be followed by a full day of independent study (not a live event). The one-hour live e-symposium can be accessed from any computer anywhere in the world using a high-speed internet connection. After the event is over, you will receive via email information about accessing the asynchronous segment (not live) which consists of your independent study materials, to be accessed and studied at any time. You will be able to email responses to the readings, along with your study question answers for CEU credit (if you sign up for the extended package).

Price Includes: Video, PDF of presentation, additional readings / resources. A link to course materials will be provided upon registration.

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Interpreting the Dimensions of Ancient Fluvial Channel Bars, Channels, and Channel Belts from Wireline-Logs and Cores
John S. Bridge and Robert W. Tye
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Three-Dimensional Seismic Architecture of Fluvial Sequences on the Low-Gradient Sunda Shelf, Offshore Indonesia
Y Darmadi, eta
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Width and Thickness of Fluvial Channel Bodies and Valley Fills in the Geological Record: A Literature Compilation and Classification
Martin R. Gibling
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Bounding-Surface Hierarchies and Related Sources of Heterogeneity in Seemingly Uniform Fluvial Sandstone Sheets
John Holbrook
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Base-Level Buffers and Buttresses: A Model for Upstream Versus Downstream Control on Fluvial Geometry and Architecture Within Sequences
John Holbrook, Robert W. Scott and Francisca E. Oboh-Ikuenobe
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Connectivity of Channelized Reservoirs: A Modelling Approach
LaRue
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Architectural Elements and Bounding Surfaces in Channelized Clastic Deposits: Notes on Comparisons Between Fluvial and Turbidite Systems
Miall
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Valleys That Never Were: Time Surfaces Versus Stratigraphic Surfaces
Nikki Strong and Chris Paola
Journal of Sedimentary Research, 2008, v. 78, 579–593
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Analysis and modeling of intermediate-scale reservoir heterogeneity based on a fluvial point-bar outcrop analog, Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado
Pranter
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Stratigraphy and lithologic heterogeneity in the Mannville Group (southeast Saskatchewan) defined by integrating 3-D seismic and log data
Sarzalejo
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John M. Holbrook Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas USA
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