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Abstract: Spatial Distribution of Reservoir Properties Using Seismic Attributes Correlated to Log Properties

Ken Dickerman, Ed Caamano, Roopa Gir

Reservoir description maps have traditionally been generated using seismic data in succession with well log data. Integrating well logs with seismic maps in a separate step is not taking advantage of all the information contained within a 3-D data set. This paper describes a technique that statistically correlates seismic and log data to produce integrated maps of reservoir frequencies with increased resolution and confidence. The procedure involves first matching 3-D seismic with borehole seismic data. Then a statistical correlation is attempted between seismic attributes including amplitude, impedance, velocity, etc., and log properties such as porosity, water saturation, net to gross, bulk water volume, etc. at the well intersections. A multivariant function of the correlations is hen derived. This function is applied to seismic data to produce reservoir property maps. This technique has been applied to 3-D data from Indonesia. Results and problems in estimating the functional relationship are discussed.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90982©1994 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 21-24, 1994