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Title: Facies dimensions within carbonate reservoirs - guidelines from satellite images of modern analogs

Abstract

Modern analogs illustrate the distribution of carbonate facies within an overall depositional setting and can be an integral part of a subsurface geologic model in indicating the dimensions, trend, and interrelationships of facies that might be related to reservoir and non-reservoir distribution. Satellite images from several modern carbonate areas depict the geologic characteristics that can be expected in ancient shallow-water settings. Isolated carbonate platforms- the Bahamas, Caicos Platform in the British West Indies, Chinchorro Bank offshore of Yucatan, and portions of the Belize area; Ramp-style shelf-to-basin transitions - Abu Dhabi and northern Yucatan; Rimmed shelf margins - South Florida, portions of Belize, and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia; Broad, deep shelf lagoons - the Great Barrier Reef and Belize; Reef variability - South Florida, the Bahamas, Caicos, Northern Yucatan, and Abu Dhabi; Shallow lagoon/tidal flat settings - South Florida, the Bahamas, Caicos, Northern Yucatan, Shark Bay in Western Australia, Abu Dhabi; Mixed carbonate and siliciclastic depostion - South Florida, Belize, the Great Barrier Reef, Shark Bay and Abu Dhabi. The geologic framework as illustrated by these areas is important at the development scale where lateral variation of porosity and permeability, i.e. reservoir quality, is commonly tied to facies changesmore » and facies dimensions are required as input to reservoir models. The geologic framework is essential at the exploration scale for reservoir facies prediction and stratigraphic play concepts which are related directly to depositional facies patterns.« less

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Chevron Petroleum Technology Company, La Habra, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
127441
Report Number(s):
CONF-950995-
Journal ID: AABUD2; ISSN 0149-1423; TRN: 95:005942-0136
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AAPG Bulletin; Journal Volume: 79; Journal Issue: 8; Conference: International conference and exhibition of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Inc.: managing change at the turn of the century, Nice (France), 10-13 Sep 1995; Other Information: PBD: Aug 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 58 GEOSCIENCES; CARBONATE ROCKS; REMOTE SENSING; SEDIMENTATION; RESERVOIR ROCK; GEOLOGIC MODELS; STRATIGRAPHY; POROSITY; PERMEABILITY; PETROLEUM; EXPLORATION

Citation Formats

Harris, P.M., and Kowalik, W.S.. Facies dimensions within carbonate reservoirs - guidelines from satellite images of modern analogs. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Harris, P.M., & Kowalik, W.S.. Facies dimensions within carbonate reservoirs - guidelines from satellite images of modern analogs. United States.
Harris, P.M., and Kowalik, W.S.. Tue . "Facies dimensions within carbonate reservoirs - guidelines from satellite images of modern analogs". United States.
@article{osti_127441,
title = {Facies dimensions within carbonate reservoirs - guidelines from satellite images of modern analogs},
author = {Harris, P.M. and Kowalik, W.S.},
abstractNote = {Modern analogs illustrate the distribution of carbonate facies within an overall depositional setting and can be an integral part of a subsurface geologic model in indicating the dimensions, trend, and interrelationships of facies that might be related to reservoir and non-reservoir distribution. Satellite images from several modern carbonate areas depict the geologic characteristics that can be expected in ancient shallow-water settings. Isolated carbonate platforms- the Bahamas, Caicos Platform in the British West Indies, Chinchorro Bank offshore of Yucatan, and portions of the Belize area; Ramp-style shelf-to-basin transitions - Abu Dhabi and northern Yucatan; Rimmed shelf margins - South Florida, portions of Belize, and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia; Broad, deep shelf lagoons - the Great Barrier Reef and Belize; Reef variability - South Florida, the Bahamas, Caicos, Northern Yucatan, and Abu Dhabi; Shallow lagoon/tidal flat settings - South Florida, the Bahamas, Caicos, Northern Yucatan, Shark Bay in Western Australia, Abu Dhabi; Mixed carbonate and siliciclastic depostion - South Florida, Belize, the Great Barrier Reef, Shark Bay and Abu Dhabi. The geologic framework as illustrated by these areas is important at the development scale where lateral variation of porosity and permeability, i.e. reservoir quality, is commonly tied to facies changes and facies dimensions are required as input to reservoir models. The geologic framework is essential at the exploration scale for reservoir facies prediction and stratigraphic play concepts which are related directly to depositional facies patterns.},
doi = {},
journal = {AAPG Bulletin},
number = 8,
volume = 79,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1995},
month = {Tue Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1995}
}