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
- AAPG Pre-Conference Short Courses (URTeC) - July 25th, 2014
- Granite Wash and Pennsylvanian Sand Forum - July 7th, 2014
- Latitudinal Controls on Stratigraphic Models and Sedimentary Concepts: An AAPG/SEPM Hedberg Research Conference - July 7th, 2014
- Folding, Thrusting and Syntectonic Sedimentation: Perspectives from Classic Localities of the Central Pyrenees - June 24th, 2014
- Complex Carbonate Reservoirs: Sedimentation and Tectonic Processes - The Impact of Facies and Fractures on Reservoir Performance - June 23rd, 2014