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Tectonic Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs
– A Synthesis of Analogues

A comprehensive multiclient report providing detailed analogues and case histories of tectonically fractured carbonate reservoirs.

The report provides an overview of fractured carbonate fields which are successfully producing at sustainable economic rates. Approximately 50% of all carbonate-reservoired oil and gas fields worldwide are naturally fractured. This number is high compared to their siliciclastic counterparts. It is therefore important to not only be able to predict fractures in carbonates, but also to understand their impact on production.

The report highlights three principal areas of economically sustainable fractured carbonate production: the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt of Arabia, and basinal reservoirs of NE Mexico and SE Mexico. It also gives useful insights into fractured carbonate reservoirs from fields in the Adriatic area, USA and SE Asia. The report includes details of reservoir geology (facies and matrix porosity, fractures and permeability) and production trends and pitfalls.

A detailed database is also available, and comprises more than 70 naturally fractured carbonate reservoirs from around the world. Reservoir properties have been analysed, with data such as porosity, depth, permeability, oil gravity, recovery factor, STOOIP being plotted, and trends discussed.

This multiclient report is presented in PDF format, with an associated Excel database of reservoir properties.

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