An integrated approach of fractured reservoir modeling is presented. First, the fracture density and azimuth distribution of the entire reservoir is mapped from seismic anisotropy analysis and image log calibrations. Then we apply a dynamic workflow to construct the discrete fracture model by connecting fracture elements laterally and vertically. A tetrahedral grid is then generated for detailed reservoir simulation that fully resolves the discrete fracture characterization. Finally the flow simulation is performed on an actual carbonate reservoir block in the Mideast. This study presents a systematic way of modeling and simulating fractured reservoirs.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error