Coquina carbonate reservoir analogues - Key learnings from the cretaceous, NE Brazil, and the holocene, W Australia

P. Corbett, R. Estrella, A. Morales, A. Shoeir, L. Borghi, A. C. Tavares

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Abstract

Coquinas are important reservoir units in Pre-Salt reservoirs of the Southern Atlantic. The Cretaceous Morro do Chaves, onshore NE Brazil, has long been considered an analogue for the reservoirs. The Holocene coquina deposits accumulating at the southern end of Shark Bay, Western Australia, have also been proposed as an analogue. In this paper, new petrophysical data from the Cretaceous outcrop have been combined with training images from the Recent analogue to produce geoengineering models for use in reservoir simulation models to understand possible reservoir engineering signatures. In this paper we discuss the learnings that come from these outcrop studies and show how they might be utilised in reservoir characterisation and upscaling studies of coquina reservoirs to improve understanding of reservoir behaviour.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015
Subtitle of host publicationEarth Science for Energy and Environment
PublisherEAGE Publishing BV
Pages221-225
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510806627
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
Event77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015: Earth Science for Energy and Environment - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 1 Jun 20154 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015: Earth Science for Energy and Environment
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period1/06/154/06/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics

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    Corbett, P., Estrella, R., Morales, A., Shoeir, A., Borghi, L., & Tavares, A. C. (2015). Coquina carbonate reservoir analogues - Key learnings from the cretaceous, NE Brazil, and the holocene, W Australia. In 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015: Earth Science for Energy and Environment (pp. 221-225). EAGE Publishing BV. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201412675