Document Type : Research Paper


1 M.S. Student, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Omidiyeh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Omidiyeh, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Omidiyeh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Omidiyeh, Iran



< p>The determination of rock types for petrophysical studies has a wide range of applications. It is widely used in drilling, production, and especially in the study and characterization of reservoirs. Zoning of flow units and permeability estimation is one of the challenging tasks of reservoir studies, which uses the integration of data from well logs and analysis of the core. In this study, a Bayesian theory-based statistical modeling method is proposed to identify hydraulic flow units in coreless wells using the concept of hydraulic flow unit and then permeability estimation. In the flow zone indicator (FZI) method, the formation is divided into five hydraulic flow units. In the Winland R35 ethod, however, it is divided into four hydraulic flow units. The Bayesian statistical model divides the existing complex carbonate reservoir rock data into three hydraulic flow units with the most probability of similarity. The second and third hydraulic flow units have closer properties compared to the first hydraulic unit. The Bayesian method-based permeability estimation modeling has acceptable precision, and validation of its results with core data indicates a precision factor of 0.96.
The findings of this study can help in better understanding of the concept of flow units and more effective estimation of the permeability of the rocks of the heterogeneous carbonate reservoir.


  • Petrophysical interpretation is the basis of many works performed by geologists and reservoir engineers. To find the characteristics of a reservoir, physical samples and electrical, chemical, nuclear, and magnetic measurements are required through surface logging, coring, drilling, and well logging tools. M.S. Student, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Omidiyeh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Omidiyeh, Iran
  • Zoning in hydrocarbon reservoirs is one of the main objectives of reservoir development studies in order to identify reservoir layers. By separating and zoning the reservoir layers, the focus is on areas with greater potential for hydrocarbon production.
  • One of the best methods to determine the flow units of reservoir rock and estimate its permeability is to use the Bayesian statistical method. The results showed that this method can be reliably used in heterogeneous carbonate reservoirs to estimate permeability.


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