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AAPG Bulletin, V. 84, No. 4 (April 2000), P. 489-504.

Assessment of Fluid Contacts and Compartmentalization in Sandstone Reservoirs Using Fluid Inclusions: An Example from the Magnus Oil Field, North Sea1

S. A. Barclay,2 R. H. Worden,2 J. Parnell,3 D. L. Hall,4 and S. M. Sterner4

┬ęCopyright 2000. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists. All rights reserved.
1Manuscript received April 30, 1998; revised manuscript received August 17, 1999; final acceptance October 15, 1999.
2School of Geosciences, The Queen's University, Belfast, BT7 1NN, United Kingdom; e-mail: [email protected]
3Fluid Inclusion Technologies Inc., 2217 North Yellowood Avenue, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012
4Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 3UE, United Kingdom.


Location of an oil-water contact is crucial for estimating reserves and for designing production strategies. Identifying hydrodynamic barriers or baffles is also important for optimizing both recovery and flow rates. In some oil fields, identifying fluid contacts and barriers is not always possible using conventional wireline and formation testing methods.

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