CT&F - Ciencia, Tecnología y Futuro
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SOLANO, Yully P et al. A MODIFIED APPROACH TO PREDICT PORE PRESSURE USING THE D EXPONENT METHOD:: AN EXAMPLE FROM THE CARBONERA FORMATION, COLOMBIA. C.T.F Cienc. Tecnol. Futuro [online]. 2007, vol.3, n.3, pp. 103-112. ISSN 0122-5383.
The methodology for pore pressure prediction known as D exponent is a function of an exponent of adjustment that was originally defined for the Gulf of Mexico (Jorden & Shirley, 1966; Eaton, 1972). A limiting factor of this methodology is the definition of the Normal Compaction Trend (NCT), which needs to be interpreted from the data (Mouchet & Mitchell, 1989). In this study, the D exponent methodology was modified to make it applicable to the Oligocene Carbonera Formation in an oil field of the Llanos foothills, Colombia. The approach consisted of calculating the ratio between effective stress and the D exponent at each well, in order to find a robust NCT for the entire field, thus reducing subjectivity in the traditional D exponent methodology. Pore pressure determinations from Measured Direct Tests (MDT) at one well confirm the predictive capability of our approach.
Palavras-chave : perforation; well; pore pressure; shale; lost circulation; well log; gamma ray; Piedemonte Llanero; Colombia; D exponent; carbonera formation; pore pressure.