Dr. K. M. Strack (KMS Technologies- KJT Enterprises Inc.)
When optimizing the recovery factor of hydrocarbon reservoirs, integration
between borehole measurements
and surface measurements is crucial to understand the scale limitation of
the surface data and also the limitations of borehole data, as it is being
use for calibration. Borehole geophysics builds that link between rock
physics, well logging and surface seismics leading to characterization of
the reservoir on the reservoir scale.
The basis for borehole measurements is obtained from a basic understanding
of rock physics. The understanding of the physical properties of rocks and
their importance for the different applications such as petroleum or
engineering makes up the basic framework for the methods. The understanding
of the influence of these parameters leads to petrophysics in the oil field
environment and immediately to the appropriate Earth models.