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Developing a method for identification of net zones using log data and diffusivity equation

Abstract : Distinguishing productive zones of a drilled oil well plays a very important role for petroleum engineers to decide where to perforate to produce oil. Conventionally, net pay zones are determined by applying a set of cutoffs on perophysical logs. As a result, the conventional method finds productive intervals crisply. In this investigation, a net index value is proposed, then; diffusivity equation is utilized to calculate the proposed index value. The new net determination method is applied on the interval of Sarvak Formation of two datasets of two nearby wells. The best advantage of this newly developed net determination method is its fuzzy output. Fuzzy net pay determination is valuable in grading pay zones and not classifying all productive zones in a single class. Another advantage of the proposed net determination method is its higher accuracy in identifying productive zones in comparison with cutoff based method.
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Pedram Masoudi, M Tokhmechi, A Zahedi, M Ansari Jafari. Developing a method for identification of net zones using log data and diffusivity equation. JME Journal of Mining &Environment, 2011, 2 (1), pp.53 - 60. ⟨insu-01382415⟩



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