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Title: Depositional sequence analysis and sedimentologic modeling for improved prediction of Pennsylvanian reservoirs

Abstract

The objectives of this research are to: (1) assist producers in locating and producing petroleum not currently produced because of technological problems or the inability to identify details of reservoir compartmentalization, (2) to decrease risk in field development, and (3) accelerate the retrieval and analysis of baseline geoscience information for initial reservoir description. The interdisciplinary data sought in this research will be used to resolve specific problems in correlation of strata and to establish the mechanisms responsible for the Upper Pennsylvanian stratigraphic architecture in the Midcontinent. The data will better constrain ancillary problems related to the validation of depositional sequence and subsequence correlation, subsidence patterns, sedimentation rates, sea-level changes, and the relationship of sedimentary sequences to basement terrains. The geoscientific information, including data from field studies, surface and near-surface reservoir analogues, and regional database development, will also be used for development of geologic computer process-based simulation models tailored to specific depositional sequences for use in improving prediction of reservoir characteristics. 4 refs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5365699
Report Number(s):
DOE/BC/14434-4
ON: DE92000265
DOE Contract Number:
FG22-90BC14434
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; RESERVOIR ROCK; GEOLOGY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ENHANCED RECOVERY; KANSAS; LIMESTONE; PENNSYLVANIA; PERMEABILITY; PETROLEUM; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; POROSITY; PROGRESS REPORT; SEDIMENTS; SEISMIC SURVEYS; STRATIGRAPHY; CARBONATE ROCKS; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY SOURCES; FEDERAL REGION III; FEDERAL REGION VII; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; MINERAL RESOURCES; NORTH AMERICA; RECOVERY; RESOURCES; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; SIMULATION; SURVEYS; USA; 020200* - Petroleum- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration; 990200 - Mathematics & Computers

Citation Formats

Watney, W.L.. Depositional sequence analysis and sedimentologic modeling for improved prediction of Pennsylvanian reservoirs. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.2172/5365699.
Watney, W.L.. Depositional sequence analysis and sedimentologic modeling for improved prediction of Pennsylvanian reservoirs. United States. doi:10.2172/5365699.
Watney, W.L.. Tue . "Depositional sequence analysis and sedimentologic modeling for improved prediction of Pennsylvanian reservoirs". United States. doi:10.2172/5365699. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5365699.
@article{osti_5365699,
title = {Depositional sequence analysis and sedimentologic modeling for improved prediction of Pennsylvanian reservoirs},
author = {Watney, W.L.},
abstractNote = {The objectives of this research are to: (1) assist producers in locating and producing petroleum not currently produced because of technological problems or the inability to identify details of reservoir compartmentalization, (2) to decrease risk in field development, and (3) accelerate the retrieval and analysis of baseline geoscience information for initial reservoir description. The interdisciplinary data sought in this research will be used to resolve specific problems in correlation of strata and to establish the mechanisms responsible for the Upper Pennsylvanian stratigraphic architecture in the Midcontinent. The data will better constrain ancillary problems related to the validation of depositional sequence and subsequence correlation, subsidence patterns, sedimentation rates, sea-level changes, and the relationship of sedimentary sequences to basement terrains. The geoscientific information, including data from field studies, surface and near-surface reservoir analogues, and regional database development, will also be used for development of geologic computer process-based simulation models tailored to specific depositional sequences for use in improving prediction of reservoir characteristics. 4 refs.},
doi = {10.2172/5365699},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991},
month = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991}
}

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