Carbonate Reservoir Characterization

  • F. Jerry Lucia

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The principal focus of the book, Carbonate Reservoir Characterization, is on the use of relationships between numerical petrophysical data and descriptive geological processes in the construction of 3D geological and petrophysical models suitable for input into fluid simulators. The author summarizes his extensive experience in the field of carbonate reservoir geology and integrates engineering and geological data in this book. An overall view of the reservoir characterization process in a form suitable for instructing students and professional geologists and engineers in methods, techniques, and concepts used to construct a static reservoir model is presented. The book begins with a review of fundamental petrophysical properties and their relationship to rock fabrics, moves first to methods of gathering one-dimensional data from wireline logs and then to depositional and diagenetic models for modeling the petrophysical properties in three-dimensional space, and ends with methods for filling geologic models with petrophysical data in a manner suitable for input into fluid flow simulators.


Carbonate Petrophysics Reservoir models Rock Fabrics Sediment Stratigraphy Wireline logs diagenesis fabric mineralogy

Authors and affiliations

  • F. Jerry Lucia
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03987-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03985-4
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