Effective Attributes Quantification to Bridge Gap between Elastic Properties and Reservoir Parameters in Self-Resource Rocks.

Affiliation

State Key Laboratory of Marine Geology, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. [Email]

Abstract

The successful production of unconventional resources such as shale gas is highly dependent on its two reservoir properties, organic matter and rock brittleness. High resolution spatially characterization of these two unconventional reservoir properties needs surface reflection seismic data. However, to delineate these two parameters on seismic scale is a challenging task because poor correlation is observed between these parameters and elastic properties of the rock. To encounter this adversity in current study we proposed effective attributes method in which organic shale reservoir properties are divided into their hard and soft elastic response. From the analysis of worldwide laboratory dataset, we find that hard and soft components have shown us much better linear correlation with P- and S- wave impedance. The proposed effective attributes, helped us to reduce the gap between unconventional reservoir properties and seismic characteristics. These attributes are the main controlling factor for rock elastic properties and exhibit information about hydrocarbon generation capacity and rock brittleness. A well data example from Sembar shale has also shown successful results for proposed effective attributes methodology. These attributes application on inverted P-wave impedance seismic data of employed organic shale reservoir have shown productive results to quantify its unconventional prospect on seismic scale. The approach used in this study can be confidently employed to assess unconventional reservoir potential in other parts of the world.

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