Introduction to Geological and Reservoir Modeling

  • Y. Z. Ma


A reservoir model is a computer-based digital representation of the subsurface formation and its rock and petrophysical properties. Building a reservoir model includes the construction of a structural and stratigraphic model and determining the spatial distributions of facies and various petrophysical properties in the model. Constructing a good reservoir model requires multidisciplinary analyses and integration of geological, geophysical, petrophysical, and reservoir engineering data using scientific and statistical inferences. This chapter presents an introduction to reservoir modeling, including the aims, principles, and general workflows. The subsequent chapters present various modeling methods and their applications.


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  • Y. Z. Ma
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  1. 1.SchlumbergerDenverUSA

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