This project will terminate December 31 2016.


Thermal and SAGD Research

CHORUS is expanding its horizons in the reservoir characterization of SAGD in the Athabasca heavy oil fields. In field studies, CHORUS is implementing 3-D time lapse seismic 3d time lapse, well log and core analysis, rock physics and full waveform seismic inversion.

A particularly novel approach has been developed to model synthetic core synthetic core through the use of geological depositional templatesgeological template  and shale volume calculations from well logs.shale calculations

Shale volumes (Vsh) are calculated from an averaging of shale volumes from gamma ray logs (Vsh1) and neutron-density logs (Vsh2).

The self-validation of synthetic core with real core is very encouraging.self validation test The Geological templates for creating synthetic core can be derived from seismic data.self validation test

CHORUS is developing an integrated approach for both geomodeling and reservoir simulation in a cooperative inversion procedure.geo cellular model

CHORUS is working with its sponsors to optimize both hot and cold produciton in heavy oil fields. Additionally, CHORUS is developing optimization methods for the production of tight oil and gas reservoirs by combining geomechanics with seismic methods, well logging and core analysis. Reservoir Characterization in all areas of energy research is a very important piece of the total reservoir picture.

CHORUS in the near future will have the ability to do some core XRD, XRF, perm and porosity measurements on the field core samples. CHORUS is now developing som new heavy oil geomodeling coding that is very much needed in all heavy oil developments across the globe.