Geological Pore Pressure Prediction: An Application of Petroleum System Modeling Technology
Pore pressure is notoriously difficult to predict and may vary significantly across a typical sedimentary basin. However, its prediction an essential step of any hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation program. Modern modeling technologies for petroleum systems provide a complementary approach to traditional methods of pressure prediction. Results from multiple case studies illustrate the application of this technique.
Thomas Hantschel, PhD, Petroleum Systems Modeling and Exploration Geology Manager, Aachen Technology Center, is an expert in fluid mechanics, basin and petroleum systems modeling, geochemistry, geomechanics, and reservoir and basin geology.