MEARR Number 9


The Schlumberger Commitment to Carbonate Reservoirs

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Mohamed Badri, Ahmed El Banbi, and Bernard Montaron describe the increasing importance of carbonate reservoirs, examine the factors that influence their formation, and detail the commitment Schlumberger has to optimizing production and recovery.


Defining the Challenges of Carbonate Reservoirs

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Bernard Montaron examines the major challenges in carbonate reservoirs as defined by industry experts and looks at how Schlumberger has tailored its R&D programs to deliver technological solutions specifically to meet carbonate challenges.


Improving Formation Evaluation and Reserves Estimation

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David Allen, Roger Griffiths, Bernard Montaron, and Raghu Ramamoorthy look at how geologists, petrophysicists, and reservoir engineers are working together to assess fundamental properties such as saturation, porosity, and permeability and to apply their findings to reservoir modeling and production planning.


Enhancing Carbonate Reservoir Characterization

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Bernard Montaron, Michael Stundner, and Georg Zangl examine methods that characterize fracture pathways, establish the degree of fluid exchange between reservoir compartments, and enable petrophysicists to define wettability variations across the field.


Maximizing Oil Recovery from Carbonate Reservoirs

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Steve Davies and Bernard Montaron look at the stimulation methods, reservoir monitoring systems, and enhanced oil recovery techniques that will help engineers to extract a larger proportion of the oil from complex reservoir structures.