Borehole Tool for the Comprehensive Characterization of Hydrate-bearing Sediments
KAUST DepartmentEarth Science and Engineering Program
Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Upstream Petroleum Engineering Research Center (UPERC)
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AbstractReservoir characterization and simulation require reliable parameters to anticipate hydrate deposits responses and production rates. The acquisition of the required fundamental properties currently relies on wireline logging, pressure core testing, and/or laboratory ob-servations of synthesized specimens, which are challenged by testing capabilities and in-nate sampling disturbances. The project reviews hydrate-bearing sediments, properties, and inherent sampling effects, albeit lessen with the developments in pressure core technology, in order to develop robust correlations with index parameters. The resulting information is incorporated into a tool for optimal field characterization and parameter selection with un-certainty analyses. Ultimately, the project develops a borehole tool for the comprehensive characterization of hydrate-bearing sediments at in situ, with the design recognizing past developments and characterization experience and benefited from the inspiration of nature and sensor miniaturization.
CitationDai S, Santamarina JC (2017) Borehole Tool for the Comprehensive Characterization of Hydrate-bearing Sediments. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2172/1415210.