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International Journal of Geophysics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 845646, 7 pages
Research Article

A High Resolution Method for Fluid Prediction Based on Geostatistical Inversion

1School of Geophysics and Information Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), Beijing 100083, China
2Research and Development Department, LandOcean Energy Services Co., Ltd., Beijing 100084, China

Received 23 October 2012; Revised 16 January 2013; Accepted 16 January 2013

Academic Editor: Rudolf A. Treumann

Copyright © 2013 Zhen Yu and Jing He. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In order to predict the fluid in thin layer precisely, this paper proposed a high-resolution method for fluid prediction. The method used geostatistical inversion with lithology masks to calculate water saturation. We applied this method to theoretical model and real data. The result was compared with that of prestack AVA simultaneous inversion for fluid prediction. It showed that this method had high resolution both in vertical and lateral directions for fluid prediction and could also predict the fluid in thin layer efficiently.