Seismic Interpretation and Reservoir Characterization in ADNOC: Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs

Seismic Interpretation and Reservoir Characterization in ADNOC: Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs

Wednesday 10th May 2017

Social gathering starts at 6:45PM

Presentation starts at 7:15PM

Dinner starts at 8:15PM

In recent years ADNOC and group companies have embarked in a unique seismic campaign when higher quality 3D seismic data have been acquired over large onshore and offshore areas. A significant increase in the quality of the seismic data was achieved due to higher trace density, wider azimuth coverage, broader frequency bandwidth and longer offset. This distinctive 3D seismic dataset provided far superior images of the subsurface that has allowed seismic interprets to depict the field structural framework with higher degree of accuracy and confidence. In addition and equally important, this new dataset has shown to be useful for interwell pre-drill estimates of reservoir properties such as porosity, fluid content, fractures, brittleness and total organic carbon. In this talk, a number of Abu Dhabi field case examples will be used to illustrate where Geophysical data (primarily via seismic interpretation and reservoir characterization) have shown to be instrumental for exploring conventional and unconventional targets, optimizing well path planning and field appraisal/development. .


Dr. Fernando A. Neves is a team leader of Seismic Interpretation and Reservoir Geophysics at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). He received his Ph.D. in Geophysics (1996) from University of Cambridge, England and a Post-Doctorate at Colorado School of Mines, USA. Fernando worked for Petrobras, Saudi Aramco and Shell, in various capacities as Explorationist, Production Geoscientist and Reservoir Geophysicist. Since 2013 he has been working at the Exploration Division of ADNOC exploring for conventional and unconventional reservoirs. He is an active member of EAGE, SEG and AAPG. .

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