2008 Ultra-Deepwater

Ultra-Deepwater Resources to Reserves Development and Acceleration Through Appraisal

Subcontractor: The University of Texas at Austin

Principal Investigator: Sanjay Srinivasan
Project Number Project Status
08121-2701-03 Active
RPSEA Project Manager: Bill Head
Participants
Bureau of Economic Geology, Marathon Oil
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
January 28, 2010 May 31, 2014
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$351,548.00 $277,128.00 $70,905.00
Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to facilitate the development of ultra-deepwater resources by developing techniques to assess the connectivity characteristics of deepwater sediments based on analysis of reservoir analogs, reservoir databases, and a reservoir model for a mature reservoir. A key focus will be the development of guidelines for acquisition of additional reservoir information (e.g., well tests) using value of information concepts. Additional objectives are to prove that geologic models can be developed based on appraisal data that are robust in capturing the reservoir characterization that impacts actual dynamic reservoir performance and to determine the level of details that can be obtained from well test data alone.

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