Characterization of Facies and Permeability Patterns in Carbonate Reservoirs Based in Outcrop Analogs

dc.creatorKerans, C. (Charles), 1954-
dc.creatorLucia, F. Jerry
dc.creatorSenger, Rainer K.
dc.creatorFogg, Graham E.
dc.creatorNance, Hardie Seay, 1948-
dc.creatorHovorka, Susan D.
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-02T17:52:06Z
dc.date.available2024-04-02T17:52:06Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.description.abstractMore than 13 billion barrels (Bbbl) of mobile oil and 17 Bbbl of residual oil will remain in San Andres and Grayburg reservoirs at abandonment under current development practices. Through the development and application of new recovery technology, a large part of this resource can be recovered. This report focuses on research for the development and testing of new techniques for improving the recovery of this resource. Outcrop and subsurface geologic and engineering data are utilized to develop new methodologies through the integration of geologic observations and engineering data for improving numerical models that predict reservoir performance more accurately. Extensive regional mapping of the 14-mile by 1,200-foot San Andres outcrop, located on the Algerita Escarpment, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico, demonstrates that the San Andres carbonate-ramp complex is composed of multiple depositional sequences that have significant basinward shifts in reservoir-quality facies tracts occurring across sequence boundaries. Detailed geologic and petrophysical mapping of three reservoir-quality facies tracts demonstrates that the fundamental scale of geologic description for reservoir characterization is the parasequence and its component rock-fabric-based facies. Descriptions of cores from the Seminole San Andres Unit illustrate that the parasequence is also the fundamental geologic scale for reservoir mapping in the subsurface.
dc.description.departmentBureau of Economic Geology
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/124636
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.26153/tsw/51241
dc.relation.ispartofContract Reports
dc.rights.restrictionOpen
dc.subjectpetroleum
dc.subjectreservoirs
dc.subjectcarbonate rocks
dc.subjectfacies
dc.subjectpermeability
dc.subjectoutcrops
dc.titleCharacterization of Facies and Permeability Patterns in Carbonate Reservoirs Based in Outcrop Analogs
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