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Structural Synthesis of a Heavily Compartmentalized ReservoirNormal access

Author: A. Salahuddin
Event name: First EAGE Reservoir Characterization and Modelling Workflows for Giant Carbonate Field Developments of the Middle East
Session: Fracture characterization and the impact on field development 
Publication date: 18 February 2019
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201900189
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 1.14Mb )
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• Good understanding on the reservoir structural compartmentalization is one of the key parameters for accurately characterizing the hydrocarbons distribution in the subsurface and it is an important component for optimizing hydrocarbon recovery. This paper demonstrates detail structural synthesis of the studied carbonate reservoir, Onshore Abu Dhabi, which exhibits multiple fault blocks with different fluid composition and contacts variation. • The N45W faults were initially developed as Riedel shears which then propagated and linked to the pre-existing N75W system as splay faults. Both fault systems show partitioning of displacement along the plane • Long ‘single faults’ are frequently shown to be segmented into en-echelon arrays. This expression defines a model of fault growth by radial propagation and linkage from a single seed fault

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