The links between global hydraulic elements, facies, grain size and sorting

J. A. Kooistra, D. K. Potter

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    A significant relationship between global hydraulic elements (GHEs) and faciEs is shown to exist for different facies types which have historically been hard to distinguish. This link would not have been recognised using conventional hydraulic flow unit analysis (Amaefule et al, 1993), which is not able to compare data from different sample populations. The data used in the present study comprised almost 4000 core plugs derived from over 50 wells from a North African reservoir. Furthermore, a simple model was created to model the effects of grain size and sorting. This helped explain the observed distributions of facies on the GHE template. In addition, multiple regression for the different facies also allowed improved permeability prediction, compared to a single regression based on the entire dataset.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication67th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE Conference and Exhibition, incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2005 - Extended Abstracts
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event67th EAGE Conference and Exhibition - Feria de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Duration: 13 Jun 200516 Jun 2005


    Conference67th EAGE Conference and Exhibition


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