Chapter 23 Combining geological information with seismic and production data

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The traditional practice of geostatistics for reservoir characterization is limited by the variogram which, as a measure of geological continuity, can capture only two-point statistics. Important curvi-linear geological information beyond the modelling capabilities of the variogram, can be taken from training images and later used in model construction. Training images can provide multiple-point statistics which describe the statistical relation between multiple spatial locations considered jointly. Stochastic reservoir simulation then consists of anchoring the borrowed geo-structures in the form of multiple-point statistics to the actual subsurface well, seismic and production data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-525
Number of pages27
JournalDevelopments in Petroleum Science
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • General Energy
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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