Implementation of Globally Applicable Standard Workflow for the Borehole Image Interpretation in Clastic and Carbonate Reservoirs
Chitale, D. V. (Vivek),
Halliburton Energy Services,
A new standard workflow to perform integrated interpretation of borehole images and the other openhole logs was recently proposed (Chitale and Sullivan, 2004). Integration of the bulk petrophysical measurements with the image logs that provide description of the layering, texture, and geometry of the subsurface rocks offers an extremely powerful reservoir characterization tool available to an E&P asset team. The objective of standardizing the image interpretation workflow is to increase their utilization in solving E&P problems by showing that they are more than pretty pictures.
This paper demonstrates the implementation of the new image
interpretation workflow in the case of clastic- and
carbonate reservoirs from
The recommended workflow implementation assumes geologists, petrophysicists and reservoir engineers from an asset team working together to maximize the E&P value. Benefits to the oil and gas operators include (1) enhanced accuracy in reserves estimation and reservoir modeling; (2) increased communication within asset teams and (3) optimum utilization of the acquired down-hole data. All of the above directly save the E&P costs.