Project: Controls on reservoir properties in the Lower Triassic Montney Formation of the Western Canada sedimentary Basin
Petrophysical, diagenetic and geomechanical models are important for determining the economic viability of a reservoir. Such models are routinely developed for sandstone and shale reservoirs. Our understanding of siltstone reservoirs, however, is much less advanced, and appropriate parameters for reservoir modeling are needed. This study is aimed to find those missing parameters and create a comprehensive model of reservoir quality cross the WCSB.
Understanding the relationships between rock lithology (fabric, composition and diagenetic phases), petrophysical properties (porosity and permeability) and geomechanical parameters (elastic properties and imbibiton) is key for our ability to predict reservoir quality in the Montney formation. In this study Noga will create a comprehensive and integrated lithological – petrophysical – geomechanical predictive model for the Montney Formation. The model will be based on laboratory testing and rigorously linking rock composition, porosity, permeability, imbibition and elastic rock properties of the Montney Formation to well logs.