Impact of variable formation thickness on pressure transient behavior and well test permeability in fluvial meander loop reservoirs

Shiyi Zheng, Patrick Corbett, George Stewart

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    25 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    The assumed permeability of a reservoir is largely dependent on where the formation was intersected if the formation thickness varies with the position. The misinterpretation of the reservoir permeability can result in erroneous calculation of the reservoir productivity index. A numerical simulation was performed to examine this case for a fluvial meander loop reservoir embedded in an impermeable matrix. The well test interpreted permeability depended on the intersection ratio (ratio of wellbore intersected thickness to the maximum thickness) and the pinch-out ratio (ratio of the minimum reservoir sandbody thickness to the maximum thickness).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1996 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
    Pages639-652
    Number of pages14
    VolumeOmega
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    Event1996 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition - Denver, CO, United States
    Duration: 6 Oct 19969 Oct 1996

    Conference

    Conference1996 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityDenver, CO
    Period6/10/969/10/96

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Impact of variable formation thickness on pressure transient behavior and well test permeability in fluvial meander loop reservoirs'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this