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Fractures Characterization and Modeling of Carbonate Reservoir in Offshore Abu Dhabi

M.E. Elsaid1 and T. Hamdy1



Characterization of fracture networks is a pragmatic process that relies heavily on experience and empiricism and very little on systematic approaches.

Reservoir description should rely on information from many sources including static data like well logs, cores, Petrophysics, Geology, and Seismic, and ultimately on dynamic data like formation evaluation well tests, long, tracer tests and longer term reservoir performance. Maximizing economic recovery from naturally fractured reservoirs is a complex process. It requires a thorough understanding of matrix flow characteristics, fracture network connectivity and fracture matrix interaction.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain