Volumetric calculations in an oil field: The basis method

Computers & Geosciences
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The basis method for estimating oil reserves in place is compared to a traditional procedure that uses ordinary kriging. In the basis method, auxiliary variables that sum to the net thickness of pay are estimated by cokriging. In theory, the procedure should be more powerful because it makes full use of the cross-correlation between variables and forces the original variables to honor interval constraints. However, at least in our case study, the practical advantages of cokriging for estimating oil in place are marginal. ?? 1993.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Volumetric calculations in an oil field: The basis method
Series title Computers & Geosciences
DOI 10.1016/0098-3004(93)90065-D
Volume 19
Issue 10
Year Published 1993
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Publisher location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Computers and Geosciences
First page 1517
Last page 1527