Outcrop data has traditionally been used to constrain conceptual models during subsurface reservoir characterisation and geocellular modeling, but published data of depositional and diagenetic geobodies in carbonate systems is lacking. Furthermore, few studies address how these diagenetic bodies, which often cross-cut sedimentary bedding, can be captured in reservoir models, even though diagenetic modification is likely to impart a significant influence on flow behaviour. This paper presents a case study from the differentially dolomitised pre-rift Eocene Thebes Formation on the Sinai Peninsula. It documents the size of depositional and diagenetic geobodies and demonstrates how these data have been incorporated into a 3D geocellular model. The results can be used as input parameters or templates for reservoirs in which fault/fracture controlled dolomite bodies have been described, whilst the workflow could have broader applications to other carbonate reservoirs.


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