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Automatic Scenarios Extraction from Depth Uncertainty EvaluationNormal access

Authors: P. Correia, J. Chautru, Y. Meric, F. Geffroy, H. Binet, P. Ruffo and L. Bazzana
Event name: Petroleum Geostatistics 2019
Session: Poster Session 3
Publication date: 02 September 2019
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201902184
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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The structurally lowest point in a hydrocarbon trap that can retain hydrocarbons is called a Spill Point and characterizing these locations over a depth horizon is a common approach in trap analysis. However, a horizon is an uncertain object typically produced through a time to depth conversion procedure which might involve several different variables like time, velocity, and fault position. Each of those variables brings its own uncertainty. By using geostatistical simulations, we produce different realizations of the depth horizons and further process them individually to determine the probability of presence of reservoirs and spill points associated to highly probable reservoirs. This paper presents a methodology to achieve such results including our analysis algorithm for trap and spill point characterization. By using a case-study we demonstrate that only proper characterization of all relevant realizations in the uncertainty space show us the possible scenarios, and their impact on traps volume.

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