Should we aspire to build detailed full-field reservoir models with a view to using the resulting models to answer a variety of business questions?
In this chapter it is suggested the answer to the above question is ‘no’. Instead we argue the case for building for fit-for-purpose models, which may or may not be detailed and may or may not be full-field.
This choice triggers the question: ‘what is the purpose?’ It is the answer to this question which determines the model design.
KeywordsHorizontal Well Reservoir Model Reservoir Management Seismic Attribute Porosity Inversion
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