In heterogeneous reservoirs rate of production of hydrocarbon vary significantly between the wells. Estimation of flow rates prior to drilling is very important in formulating development scheme. Any change in petrophysical properties of a reservoir is reflected in variation of heterogeneity. Quantification of variation of heterogeneity will help in predicting the reservoir performance and production of hydrocarbons. This paper outlines a method for deriving heterogeneity gradient using seismic data and its application in predicting the performance and porosity of unexploited part of the Narimanam field in Cauvery Basin, Southern India.

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