Integrated characterization of UAE outcrops: From rocks to fluid flow simulation

R. L. Vaughan, S. A. Khan, L. J. Weber, O. Suwaina, A. Al-Mansoori, A. Ghani, C. J. Strohmenger, Marcus Herrmann, D. Hulstrand

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Abstract

A systematic and logical workflow for characterizing a UAE outcorp of the Upper Thamama reservoir was discussed. The integrated workflow uses sequence stratigraphy, geologic modeling, and fluid flow simulation and was used as a tool for training early-career UAE geoscientists and engineers. A geologic model was developed from descriptions of time-equivalent, analogous outcorps in the Emirate Ras Al-Khaimah. For he stratigraphic interval studied in outcorp, four composite reservoir facies described the flow behavior which were modeled using Petrel2 software and were scaled up into a simulation model using ExxonMobil's next generation reservoir simulator,EMpower.TM.3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11th ADIPEC: Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference - Conference Proceedings
Pages647-663
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event11th ADIPEC: Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Oct 10 2004Oct 13 2004

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Other11th ADIPEC: Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period10/10/0410/13/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Vaughan, R. L., Khan, S. A., Weber, L. J., Suwaina, O., Al-Mansoori, A., Ghani, A., Strohmenger, C. J., Herrmann, M., & Hulstrand, D. (2004). Integrated characterization of UAE outcrops: From rocks to fluid flow simulation. In 11th ADIPEC: Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference - Conference Proceedings (pp. 647-663). [SPE 88730]