Quantitative seismic interpretation of the Lower Cretaceous reservoirs in the Valdemar Field, Danish North Sea

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A quantitative seismic interpretation study is presented for the Lower Cretaceous Tuxen reservoir in the Valdemar Field, which is associated with heterogeneous and complex geology. Our objective is to better outline the reservoir quality variations of the Tuxen reservoir across the Valdemar Field. Seismic pre-stack data and well logs from two appraisal wells form the basis of this study. The workflow used includes seismic and rock physics forward modelling, attribute analysis, a coloured inversion, and a Bayesian pre-stack inversion for litho-fluid classification. Based on log data, the rock physics properties of the Tuxen interval reveal that the seismic signal is more governed by porosity than water-saturation changes at near-offset (or small angle). The coloured and Bayesian inversion results were generally consistent with well-log observations at the reservoir level and conformed to interpreted horizons. Although the available data have some limitations and the geological setting is complex, the results implied more promising reservoir quality in some areas than others. Hence, the results may offer useful information for delineating the best reservoir zones for further field development and selecting appropriate production strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberpetgeo2021-016
JournalPetroleum Geoscience
Issue number4
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021

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