Special Issue "Reservoir Geology and Oil & Gas Reservoir Characterization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 23 September 2022 | Viewed by 1871
Interests: reservoir geology; seismic sedimentology; tight reservoir prediction; remaining oil prediction; reservoir architecture
Interests: sequence stratigraphy; seismic sedimentology
Interests: digital rocks; X-ray microcopy; sedimentology; reservoir characterization, mineralogy
Interests: well logging geology; reservoir geological evaluation
Oil and gas exploration has led to the development of complex reservoirs. Low-permeability, tight sandstone, fractured-reservoir, fractured and vuggy carbonate reservoirs as well as shale oil and gas reservoirs and other complex reservoirs have recently become the main object of research in this field. These complex reservoirs all share the characteristic of strong heterogeneity. The heterogeneity of reservoir geological characteristics not only prevents the accumulation and uneven distribution of oil and gas in the shallow crust but also complicates oil and gas seepage, thus controlling the uneven distribution of remaining oil.
The study of reservoir geology and reservoir characterization is an effective means to understand reservoir heterogeneity, which is of great significance to the development of a strong scientific knowledge base of complex oil and gas reservoirs. Moreover, reservoir heterogeneity is manifested in many aspects, such as the reservoir’s physical properties, diagenesis characteristics, distribution of sand body and lithofacies, and so on.
Due to the research requirements of complex oil and gas reservoirs, this area poses new challenges to the study of reservoir geology and reservoir characterization. However, the advancement of geology, applied geophysics, artificial intelligence and other related disciplines has led to new theories and methods that can be similarly applied in reservoir geology research. Thus, a platform to exchange and discuss this new knowledge and the future of reservoir geology is urgently needed, which is the aim of this Special Issue.
Our focus in this Special Issue includes formation mechanisms, characterization methods, distribution law, control factors and other issues of reservoir heterogeneity as well as a discussion on scientific and technical issues related to reservoir geological characteristics. Altogether, we will investigate new problems and new challenges and present new, exciting opportunities for this field.
We look forward to your contributions to this Special Issue.
Dr. Xianguo Zhang
Dr. Hongliu Zeng
Dr. Muhammad Jawad Munawar
Dr. Tao Zhang
Dr. Youjing Wang
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- reservoir architecture
- reservoir heterogeneity
- tight sandstone
- sedimentary facies
- diagenesis facies
- pore structure
- reservoir modeling
- reservoir evaluation
- remaining oil prediction
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Synthetical identification method of dynamic fracture in ultra-low permeability reservoir —Taken Chang6 reservoir of Triassic Yanchang formation in Ordos Basin as an example
Authors: Wang Youjing, Song Xinmin
2. Geological sweet spot characterization of tight carbonate reservoirs in the Middle East: A case study of Sadi reservoir in Halfaya oilfield, Iraq
Authors: Wang Youjing, Ning Chaozhong, Hao Jinjin, Yang Siyu
3. The architecture elements of sandy braided fluvial deposit in the Datong Basin，China，inferred from a three-dimensional ground-penetrating radar analysis
Authors: Guo Wei, Chengyan Lin