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AAPG Memoir 71 : Reservoir Characterization-Recent Advances
Edited by Richard A. Schatzinger and John F. Jordan
Copyright © 1999 by The American Association of Petroleum Geologists. All rights reserved.
Memoir 71, Chapter 26: A Simple Method to Estimate Interwell Autocorrelation , by Jorge Oscar de Sant', Anna Pizarro, and Larry W. Lake, Pages 369 - 380

Chapter 26
A Simple Method to Estimate Interwell Autocorrelation

Jorge Oscar de Sant'
Anna Pizarro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Larry W. Lake
Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, U.S.A.


The estimation of autocorrelation in the lateral or interwell direction is important when performing reservoir characterization studies using stochastic modeling. This paper presents a new method to estimate the interwell autocorrelation based on parameters, such as the vertical range and the variance, that can be estimated with commonly available data.

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