It is time to look closely at carbonate reservoirs adjacent shales using new technologies and knowledge about sequence stratigraphy and reservoir characterization. Within a massive regional resource play, the carbonates can contain sweet spots and constitute bailouts for a financially difficult venture.
One of the keys could be the use of electric, acoustic and visual borehole image logs that, when analyzed together, can help detect fracture patterns. The fracture patterns in the image logs can be critical in developing carbonate reservoirs, shales plays, and, above all, in detecting and designing a good hydrofrac program for the sweet spots.
Are you interested in finding out more? Don’t miss the AAPG’s Winter Education Conference, and Laird Thompson’s Image Log course. The Winter Education Conference is a great value, especially if you sign up for all five days. It takes place in Houston February 28 – March 4 at the Norris Conference Center (CityCentre).
Last 5 posts by Susan Nash
- Faults, Fractures and Tectonics of the Northern Appalachian Basin: Field Seminar - April 24th, 2014
- Need Funding? Here’s Your Chance: AAPG Research Launcher - April 22nd, 2014
- Seismic Interpretation in Fold-and-Thrust Belts: Field Trip to the Southern Canadian Rocky Mountain Foreland - April 17th, 2014
- Canoeing with Lewis & Clark: A Geologic Excursion along the Missouri in Montana - April 14th, 2014
- New Insights and Developments of the Gulf of Mexico Basin - April 11th, 2014