Geological and Petrophysical Characterization of the Ferron Sandstone for 3-D Simulation of a Fluvial-deltaic Reservoir

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Thomas C. Chidsey
Utah Geological Survey, 2002 - Oil reservoir engineering - 471 pages
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The objective of the Ferron Sandstone project was to develop a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, quantitative characterization of a fluvial-deltaic reservoir to allow realistic inter-well and reservoir-scale models to be developed for improved oil-field development in similar reservoirs world-wide. Quantitative geological and petrophysical information on the Cretaceous Ferron Sandstone in east-central Utah was collected. Both new and existing data were integrated into a three-dimensional model of spatial variations in porosity, storativity, and tensorial rock permeability at a scale appropriate for inter-well to regional-scale reservoir simulation. Simulation results could improve reservoir management through proper infill and extension drilling strategies, reduction of economic risks, increased recovery from existing oil fields, and more reliable reserve calculations.

This 471-page report describes the geological and petrophysical characteristics of the fluvial-deltaic Upper Cretaceous Ferron Sandstone. The report includes Ferron facies analysis, regional sequence stratigraphy, evaluation of three case-study areas, geostatistics, and a 3-D oil and gas reservoir simulation of the Ferron.

  

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Contents

PREVIOUS STUDIES
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FACIES OF THE FERRON SANDSTONE
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REGIONAL STRATIGRAPHY
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GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK
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GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK
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GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK
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PETROPHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
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STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
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RESERVOIR MODELING AND FLUIDFLOW
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REFERENCES
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APPENDIX A FERRON SANDSTONE
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APPENDIX B FIELD METHODS
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RESERVOIR MODELING
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