Quantifying Reservoir Heterogeneity at the Facies Scale: A chemostratigraphic workflow that serves geologists, petrophysicists, and engineers

Quantifying Reservoir Heterogeneity at the Facies Scale: A chemostratigraphic workflow that serves geologists, petrophysicists, and engineers
Chemostratigraphic studies continue to be integrated with more traditional evaluations of core and drill cuttings. A workflow model incorporating 1) time- and quality-optimization of chemostratigraphic data for core or cuttings, 2) data set refinement as a “chemofacies model” that is used as a screening tool for detailed sample selection, and 3) optimization of linkages between chemostratigraphic results and other data sets (e.g., well logs, rock physics, organic


Tuesday 20th February 2018 , Time: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM.
SKEQ 2 Auditorium (ADMA HQ Auditorium) – Abu Dhabi

Abstract

Chemostratigraphic studies continue to be integrated with more traditional evaluations of core and drill cuttings. A workflow model incorporating 1) time- and quality-optimization of chemostratigraphic data for core or cuttings, 2) data set refinement as a “chemofacies model” that is used as a screening tool for detailed sample selection, and 3) optimization of linkages between chemostratigraphic results and other data sets (e.g., well logs, rock physics, organic geochemistry/petrography), is considered, with an end goal of developing a high level of reservoir rock characterization and predictability. This workshop topical focuses on conveying a deeper understanding of the techniques used to geochemically characterize facies-scale variability, its linkages to lithofacies and mechanical facies characteristics, and collectively, their linkages to log-scale characteristics.

Biodata

Nathan Ganser is the Director of Geochemistry at Premier Oilfield Laboratories where he has organized teams internationally for the evaluation of conventional and unconventional reservoirs using primarily geochemistry techniques. Previous to Premier, Mr. Ganser was the CEO of MUD Geochemical, Inc., a geochemistry team that worked extensively with operators in North America to generate high resolution chemostratigraphic core descriptions. Mr. Ganser was an employee at the Bureau of Economic Geology in Austin, TX as a member of the Mudrock Systems Research Laboratory after receiving his Bachelors in Geology from The University of Texas at Austin.