Controls on reservoir compartmentalization of an upper Permian tight gas field in Germany and links to a modern analogue in the western U.S.

Journal article
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Publication Details

Author(s): Antrett P, Vackiner AA, Kukla P, Back S, Stollhofen H
Journal: Petroleum Geoscience
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 18
Pages range: 289-304
ISSN: 1354-0793
Language: English


Abstract


This study focuses on the reservoir characteristics of a Permian

tight gas field in the Southern Permian Basin, Eastern Frisia, Germany. To

improve the understanding of the reservoir, 3D seismic, wireline and core

data were compared with a reservoir analogue in the Panamint Valley, United

States. Depositional environments of the Permian Upper Rotliegend II include

perennial saline lakes, coastal parallel sand belts comprising wet, damp and dry

sand flats and aeolian dunes with interdune deposits. Polygonal patterns at different

scales were observed on seismic horizon slices in the reservoir intervals

and the overlying Zechstein. Outlines of superordinate polygons coincide

with interpreted faults. Similar polygonal networks were identified on modern

dry lakes in the western United States. The kilometre-long, up to 1.20 m deep

open fissures in the Panamint Valley are interpreted to originate from the combined

effects of synaeresis and tectonics. Subsequently, the fissures were filled

with aeolian sediment. Vegetation growth confined to the lineaments indicates

enhanced fluid circulation. Such fissures systems may serve as weakness zones

and fault grain and impact reservoir quality in terms of hydraulic connectivity

of reservoir compartments. For the Rotliegend reservoirs, original porosities

and permeabilities of these zones were reduced to a minimum by enhanced

cementation along the fluid migration pathways. Permeability barriers and reservoir

compartmentalization, which can be clearly depicted on seismic attribute

volumes, are a potential result of this development.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Stollhofen, Harald Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Geologie (Exogene Dynamik)


External institutions
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen


How to cite

APA:
Antrett, P., Vackiner, A.A., Kukla, P., Back, S., & Stollhofen, H. (2012). Controls on reservoir compartmentalization of an upper Permian tight gas field in Germany and links to a modern analogue in the western U.S. Petroleum Geoscience, 18, 289-304. https://dx.doi.org/10.1144/1354-079311-037

MLA:
Antrett, Philipp, et al. "Controls on reservoir compartmentalization of an upper Permian tight gas field in Germany and links to a modern analogue in the western U.S." Petroleum Geoscience 18 (2012): 289-304.

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