Title

Compaction and Cement Volume Analyses of the Lower Wilcox Sandstone Along the Texas Gulf Coast

Abstract

The Lower Wilcox strata are proven to be a good quality reservoir along the Central Gulf Coast of Texas. However, the complexity of its sedimentary environment makes it hard to accurately locate the isolated productive sand. In this study, rock physics analyses are carried out to provide a better understanding of the reservoir properties. Bulk density, P-wave velocity, and elastic moduli are extracted from four wells for analyzing the depth and temperature effects on compaction. A combination of three effective medium models is used for cement volume diagnostics.

Meeting Name

88th Society of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and Annual Meeting, SEG 2018 (Oct. 14-19, Anaheim, CA)

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Cements; Seismic waves; Wave propagation, Bulk density; Effective medium model; Gulf coast; P-wave velocity; Reservoir property; Rock physics analysis; Sedimentary environment; Volume analysis, Compaction

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2019 Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Oct 2019

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