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Prediction of hydrocarbons in sedimentary basins

Mathematical Geology

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DOI: 10.1007/BF00891051

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Abstract

To estimate the undiscovered hydrocarbon potential of sedimentary basins, quantitative play assessments specific for each location in a region may be obtained using geostatistical methods combined with the theory of classification of geological objects, a methodology referred to as regionalization. The technique relies on process modeling and measured borehole data as well as probabilistic methods to exploit the relationship between geology (the "predictor") and known hydrocarbon productivity (the "target") to define prospective stratigraphic intervals within a basin. It is demonstrated in case studies from the oil-producing region of the western Kansas Pennsylvanian Shelf and the gas-bearing Rotliegend sediments of the Northeast German Basin. ?? 1993 International Association for Mathematical Geology.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Prediction of hydrocarbons in sedimentary basins
Series title:
Mathematical Geology
DOI:
10.1007/BF00891051
Volume
25
Issue:
7
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Mathematical Geology
First page:
925
Last page:
936
Number of Pages:
12