Influence of fracture orientation distribution function on the estimates of gas-hydrate saturation of site 10 at Krishna-Godavari Basin, India

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Yudhvir Singh
Rajesh R. Nair

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We estimate the gas-hydrate saturation in fractured reservoirs of gas hydrate-rich marine sediments from Krishna-Godavari basin along the eastern margin of India. Effective medium modeling (EMM) is a combination of self-consistent approximation (SCA), differential effective medium (DEM) modeling and smoothing and it deals with the anisotropy associated with clay platelets’ orientation. It proves to be a good choice attributable to its dependency on physical parameters alone. Previous approaches appertain to the implementation of orientation distribution function (ODF) on clay platelets alone assuming a vertical ellipsoidal shape of gas hydrates whilst in the present study, we have implemented ODF on hydrate bearing fractures assigning an ellipsoidal shape to them as well. A bias of ~2-4% in the saturation estimates apparently streamlines the betterness of our method.

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Singh Y, Nair RR. Influence of fracture orientation distribution function on the estimates of gas-hydrate saturation of site 10 at Krishna-Godavari Basin, India. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 2016Feb.10 [cited 2021Oct.21];58. Available from: https://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/view/6844
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