Zone Grader

Zone Grader

This answer product deliverable provides the client with a complete interpretation to assist with geological, petrophysical and geomechanical analysis.

  • Input logs are a standard triple combo.

  • Acoustic compression slowness, and PE for lithology, are modeled using neural networks based on log responses from offset wells.

  • Zone Grader "cutoffs" are based on advanced petrophysical analysis performed in offset wells.

  • Zone Grader Component Outputs:

  • Shale Volume - Index of Brittleness

  • Porosity - Water Saturation

  • Resistivity - Permeability

  • Organic Shale (TOC) - Net Pay

  • Clay Volume

  • Porosity

  • Water Saturation

  • Permeability

  • Young’s Modulus

  • Poisson’s Ratio

  • Closure Stress (used as an input for Zone Tuner)

Zone Grader - Deliverable Example - Click to Enlarge

Zone Grader - Assumptions to Flag Pay

  • Clay Volume must be low.

  • Reservoir rocks are usually more brittle than the surrounding shales. The Index of Brittleness highlights the more brittle rocks.

  • There needs to be some porosity for reservoir storage.

  • Water saturation is shown as being below a threshold for a low water cut completion. 

  • The permeability cutoff to indicate reservoir rock that has the potential to flow commercial rates.