MPS modelling of carbonate rocks

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Project Description

The project is focused on 3D geocellular modelling of modern and ancient carbonate rocks. Applicant we use two data sets, (1) modern carbonates and (2) Jurassic carbonates, to develop a new workflow for multiple point statistics.
Program - Earth Science and Engineering
Division - Physical Sciences and Engineering
Center Affiliation - Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center
Field of Study - ​Carbonate Geology and Modelling

About the
Researcher

Volker C. Vahrenkamp

Professor, Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering

Volker C. Vahrenkamp
​Professor Vahrenkamp's research aims at securing future energy supply with three main thrusts:
  1. Refine the understanding of modern and ancient carbonate depositional environments and associated diagenesis for improved perception of reservoir heterogeneities on multiple scales,
  2. Advance the quantification of the complex pore networks of Arabian carbonate reservoirs and its impact on reservoir performance,
  3. Explore and develop geothermal energy in Arabian countries with special focus on desalination and cooling applications and suitable drilling techniques.

Desired Project Deliverables

​Outcome of the study will help to improve the prediction of potential reservoir heterogeneities in carbonate reservoirs​