Jane Whaley, GEO ExPro, and Stephen Tyson, Paradigm
Modelling reservoirs using a 3D grid is a common tool for both the geologist and the reservoir engineer. As models increase in structural and stratigraphic complexity the process of creating these grids has become cumbersome. In many cases the results are not satisfactory to either the geologist or the engineer.
The Los Angeles Basin is the most productive basin by area in the world – and the Miocene Monterey Formation, which is exposed along the coast and in the hills of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, is the prolific source rock for this basin.