Carbonate Reservoir Characterization

An Integrated Approach

  • F. Jerry Lucia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Pages 69-110
  3. Pages 181-215
  4. Pages 217-300
  5. Pages 301-331
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 333-336

About this book


One principal need in petroleum recovery from carbonate reservoirs is the description of the three-dimensional distribution of petrophysical properties in order to improve performance predictions by means of fluid-flow computer simulations. The book focuses on a rock based approach for the integration of geological, petrophysical, and geostatistical methods to construct a reservoir model suitable to input into flow simulation programs. This second edition includes a new chapter on model construction and new examples of limestone, dolostone, and touching-vug reservoir models as well as improved chapters on basic petrophysical properties, rock-fabric/petrophysical relationships, calibration of wireline logs, and sequence stratigraphy.


Carbonate Petrophysics Reservoir models Rock Fabrics Stratigraphy Wireline logs fabric geophysics prospecting

Authors and affiliations

  • F. Jerry Lucia
    • 1
  1. 1.Bureau of Economic GeologyUniversity Station Box XAustinUSA

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