Synthetic diagenesis: the key to carbonate systems in basin modelling

Alessandro Mangione, Helen Lewis, Sebastian Geiger, Cees van der Land, Rachel A. Wood, Gary Douglas Couples

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    Basin modelling tools are widely used to predict reservoir charging but, unfortunately, their application to carbonate reservoirs is far from straightforward. For carbonates, the relationships between porosity/ effective stress/depth, must be addressed before a reliable basin model can be produced. We propose using a synthetic diagenesis approach, where Pore Architecture Models (PAMs) are used to generate representative porosity values for the different diagenetic (backstripped) stages that are recognised from cores or thin sections. The synthetic diagenesis approach is then used to inform more conventional basin modelling. The viability of this method is the topic of this contribution.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages3
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
    Event76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2014 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 16 Jun 201419 Jun 2014


    Conference76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2014


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