Assessing Structural Uncertainty Ranges in Static Models by Incorporating Structural Control Points from Horizontal Wells: A Case Study of a Middle East Carbonate Reservoir

Contreras Perez, David Rafael (OMV E&P GmbH - Abu Dhabi) | Al Zaabi, Ruqaya Abdulla (ADNOC Offshore - GUL) | Viratno, Bernato (OMV E&P GmbH - Abu Dhabi) | Sellar, Christopher (OMV E&P GmbH - Abu Dhabi) | Susanto, Maria Indriaty (OMV E&P GmbH - Abu Dhabi)

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The rationale of structural uncertainty analysis in reservoir modeling is to quantify the range of probable Gross Rock Volume (GRV) s and searchfor the means to reduce this range as much as possible. This task considers running different scenarios and/or structural configurations based on the observed mismatch between structural depth estimation from seismic mapping and stratigraphic tops derived from well data. Integrated multi-disciplinary teams can collaboratively eliminate reservoir uncertainties at the well location, however uncertainty remains in the interwell area. The challenge for any reservoir characterization team is to share expertise across disciplines in order to mitigate the lack of information with scientific reasoning. In this way the range of uncertainties impacting business decisions, development scenarios or data acquisition plans are minimised. The workflow summarized here is an example of how to utilize structural elements from existing wells to quantify intrinsic GRV uncertainty while building static models. Offshore Field developments usually have a bigger horizontal well count than the ideal vertical penetrations and this case study is no exception in this case study. The ultimate goal of this publication is to generate the inputs required for a more realistic set of structural realizations that fulfil all of the current understanding from horizontal well placement and their intrinsic structural uncertainty.