Representation of Sub-seismic Fault Zone Structure in Reservoir Modelling
T. Manzocchi, C. Childs and M.S. Islam
Event name: Third EAGE Integrated Reservoir Modelling Conference
Session: From Seismic to Reservoir
Publication date: 05 December 2016
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A tool has been developed for constructing stochastic models of reservoir faults containing a realistic, quantitatively constrained extrapolation to sub-seismic scales of the larger scale, seismically resolvable fault segmentation. The resultant segmented fault zone models contain 3D fault zone components (breached and intact relay zones) that provide cross-fault and along-fault flow paths of potential important to exploration, appraisal and development modelling studies. Geometrical upscaling is a group of methods for including these flow paths in full-field reservoir flow simulation models, and the merits of two new geometrical upscaling methods are compared. A new practical reservoir modelling workflow integrating the developments is described.