A novel direct probabilistic inversion using seismic pre-stack data as input to characterize a wedged chalk reservoir prospect was demonstrated from the Upper Cretaceous unit, Danish North Sea. The objective was to better resolve the lateral extent and pinch-out of the chalk prospect in a frontier exploration setting and compare the results with a more traditional deterministic inversion and geostatistical reservoir modeling. The direct probabilistic inversion results provided additional reservoir insights that were challenging to obtain from the more traditional workflows and are also more flexible for associated uncertainty assessments. Hence, this study demonstrates the usefulness of such direct probabilistic inversions even with suboptimal data availability.
- Bayesian inference problem
- Danish Central Graben
- Direct Seismic Inversion
- reservoir geophysics
- Programme Area 3: Energy Resources