Developing an Improved Methodology for Quantification of Geological Information
The approach consists of developing a digital repository of reservoir models classified on the basis of reservoir depositional environments. These analog reservoir models will be constructed using rock outcrop data interpreted by expert geologists.
The resultant 3-D analog reservoir models can be processed through statistical pattern recognition schemes to extract the multiple point information specific to that type of depositional environment. The extracted information can then be applied in conjunction with reservoir specific information for an unknown reservoir, to develop geostatistical reservoir models for that reservoir. The constraint is that the target reservoir exhibits similar depositional features as the analog.
More info available from the Field Scale Modeling of Fracture Networks public abstract and Gamma-Team web pages.