Skip navigation
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: A study of permeability and velocity anisotropy in carbonates
Authors: Saleh M.
Vega S.
Prasad M.
Sharma R.
Published in: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
Abstract: Summary: The ability to predict permeability anisotropy through seismic can assist engineers in having a deeper understanding of fluid flow dynamics and developing oil fields. However, carbonate rocks, which constitute important petroleum reservoirs in the Middle East, have complex textures and properties distribution due to their diagenetic processes. Indeed, relationships between seismic properties and permeability need to be better understood. Hence, this study investigates the relationship between permeability and seismic velocity anisotropy. An experimental procedure to measure this anisotropy on a set of samples from a carbonate reservoir is presented. The relationship between permeability and seismic velocity is complex. Compressional (P-wave) velocity response was found to be independent of permeability anisotropy. However, a trend was observed between the shear (S-wave) velocity and permeability at each measurement location in some samples. An inverse relationship was found between shear velocity and permeability when the velocity is measured perpendicular to the preferential permeability direction, whereas the relationship was proportional when the velocity is measured parallel to the preferential permeability direction. This could have important applications in application of seismic multicomponents integrated to reservoir simulation.
Citation: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts (2009), 28(1): 4238-4242
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 10523812
Author Scopus IDs: 16313978100
Author Affiliations: Saleh, M., The Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates
Vega, S., The Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates
Prasad, M., Colorado School of Mines, United States
Sharma, R., Colorado School of Mines, United States
Corresponding Author: Saleh, M.; The Petroleum InstituteUnited Arab Emirates
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [ES]

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Show full item record

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.