Modelling shoreface geometries with a new facies-algorithm informed by geological rules and analogue data


  • Arrangement: (Green River, Utah, USA)
  • Arrangør: SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology

The main aim of the GEOPARD project is to increase the geological realism of the facies models used in reservoir characterization workflow by integrating geological rules at the core of the statistical modelling framework.
Through the model we define bedset boundaries, capture realistic interfingering patterns between the sand-rich shoreface and the more mud-rich offshore transition zone, and control facies belt thickness and shoreline trajectories. Due to the close relationship between the model parameterization and geological processes, analogue data are utilized to inform the model.