Geological assessment of heavy-oil reservoirs in the Lloydminster area, using a computerized data base

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Publication Type journal article; Book
Author Hickerty, R. S.; Jones, G. S.; Klovan, J. E.; Putnam, P. E.
Title Geological assessment of heavy-oil reservoirs in the Lloydminster area, using a computerized data base
Date 1987
Description Heavy-oil reservoirs of the Lower Cretaceous Mannville Group in the Lloydminster area (Western Canada) occur in a sequence of complexly arranged sandstones, siltstones, shales, and coals. Trapping mechanisms vary, and the precise geological controls governing hydrocarbon accumulations are not well understood. For a nine township area surrounding Aberfeldy field, Saskatchewan, geological data pertaining to some 2000 wells have been systematically collected and organized into a computer data base. Such depth-dependent properties as stratigraphic markers, character of markers, and lithologic types, are recorded for each well. In addition, a file containing digitized well-log traces has been integrated with the geological data. Within this area there is a need to portray geologic relationships on a regional scale, at the scale of producing fields and at the scale of enhanced oil recovery pilot sites. Using a variety of retrieval, analytical, and display programs, the effectiveness of the data base approach will be demonstrated for each level of application. Computer-generated structure maps, cross sections, three-dimensional perspectives, isopach, and lithology maps are used to illustrate the spatial and temporal variation in structure and rock body geometry. A similar approach is used to portray fluid distribution. Reconstruction of paleotopography and the use of a variety of cross-plots is seen to provide considerable insight on regional and local controls on hydrocarbon distribution.
Type Text
Publisher American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Journal Title Exploration for heavy crude oil and natural bitumen: AAPG Studies in Geology
Issue no. 25
First Page p. 473
Last Page p. 484
Subject heavy-oil reservoirs; geological assessment; heavy-oil reservoirs; wells
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Hickerty, R. S., Jones, G. S., Klovan, J. E., & Putnam, P. E. (1987). Geological assessment of heavy-oil reservoirs in the Lloydminster area, using a computerized data base. Richard F. Meyer, ed., Exploration for heavy crude oil and natural bitumen: AAPG Studies in Geology, 25, 473-484.
Relation Has Part Richard F. Meyer, ed., Exploration for heavy crude oil and natural bitumen: AAPG Studies in Geology; no. 25, pp. 473-484 (1987)
Rights Management (c)American Association of Petroleum Geologists
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6j1328c
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