Synthetic diagenesis - The key to carbonate systems in basin modelling

A. Mangione, H. Lewis, S. Geiger, C. van der Land, R. Wood, G. Couples

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Abstract

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
Title of host publication76th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2014
Subtitle of host publicationExperience the Energy
PublisherEAGE Publishing BV
Pages1622-1624
Number of pages3
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9781632666949
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event76th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2014: Experience the Energy - Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2014 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Jun 201419 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference76th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2014: Experience the Energy - Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2014
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period16/06/1419/06/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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