We will guide you through a characterization of your fractured reservoir using geomechanics.
Natural fractures and faults in rocks have a significant impact on migration, flow, and entrapment of fluids (oil, water and gas). Their accurate characterization and modeling is a key element in the success of subsurface exploitation projects. Effective exploitation means both petroleum and mining companies can access reserves at a lower cost.
Let our experts in this field merge your data with geomechanically-based simulations to help understand:
How attributes of small scale fractures might be distributed in the reservoir
How to model subseismic faults in the reservoir
How present day stress fields might affect fracture conductivity, fault reactivation, or reservoir permeability
IGEOSS modeling of natural fractures reservoirs is often used to constrained DFN (discreet fracture network) simulations with third party software.
This example illustrates how mechanically-based 3D restoration with Dynel3D is used to model subseismic fractures. The computed stress fields, caused by deformation, combined with rock failure criteria model fracture networks, spatial density (1) and orientation (2) as illustrated in figure. (Data courtesy of Total)