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TitleApplication of a least square non-parametric discovery process model to Colorado Group mixed conventional and unconventional oil plays, Western Canada Sedimentary Basin
AuthorChen, Z; Osadetz, K G; Chen, G
SourceMathematics of planet Earth, Proceedings of the 15th annual conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences; by Pardo-Igúzquiza, E (ed.); Guardiola-Albert, C (ed.); Heredia, J (ed.); Moreno-Merino, L (ed.); Durán, J J (ed.); Vargas-Guzmán, J A (ed.); Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences 2014 p. 617-620, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32408-6 134
Year2014
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20130042
Meeting15th Annual Conference of the International Association of Mathematical Geosciences
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf; EPUB
ProvinceAlberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba
NTS62; 63; 72; 73; 74; 82; 83; 84
Areawestern Alberta Basin; eastern Williston Basin; Western Canada Sedimentary Basin
Lat/Long WENS-120.0000 -96.0000 60.0000 49.0000
Subjectsmathematical and computational geology; fossil fuels; discoveries; hydrocarbon potential; hydrocarbons; reservoirs; reserve estimation; oil; Western Canada Sedimentary Basin
Illustrationsplots
ProgramShale-hosted petroleum ressource assesment, Geoscience for New Energy Supply (GNES)
AbstractA least squares non-parametric discovery process model has been developed recently for assessing petroleum resources in mature plays with complex size distribution characteristics. Applications of this model to oil plays in the Colorado Group suggests that these techniques can be used to assess petroleum plays composed of a mixture of pools comprising both conventional and unconventional petroleum accumulations. We use the Cardium oil play of the Colorado Group in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin to illustrate use of the non-parametric approach for such a mixed petroleum play. Our Colorado Group resource assessment indicates a large remaining oil resource potential in this petroleum system, largely in tight unconventional reservoirs.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Oil and gas are also accumulated in tight reservoirs with porosity and permeability characteristics transitional between those in conventional sandstones and true shales. Those accumulations are often mixed with conventional and unconventional resources, which make the assessment of such type of resource potential a challenge. A new method has been developed to address this problem. We use the Cardium oil play of the Colorado Group in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin as an example to illustrate the use of the new method for such a mixed petroleum play. Our Colorado Group resource assessment also indicates a large remaining oil resource potential in this Colorado petroleum system, largely in tight unconventional reservoirs.
GEOSCAN ID292566