Journal of
Petroleum and Gas Engineering

  • Abbreviation: J. Petroleum Gas Eng.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2677
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPGE
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 123

Article in Press

Permeability Prediction from Log Data using Machine Learning Methods

ANDISHEH Alimoradi, Saeedeh Senemari and Mohammad Ali Davari

  •  Received: 17 October 2023
  •  Accepted: 23 November 2023
In this paper, models for permeability prediction of oil reservoirs using a machine learning approach and petrophysical data are compared. Various machine learning methods, including such multi-resolution graph-based clustering, conventional artificial neural networks and Extreme Learning Machines are employed to have a comprehensive comparison. RCAL data from one of Iran's oil reservoirs was used to develop and test the machine learning approach. The results of the machine learning models employed in this paper are compared with relevant real petrophysical data and well evaluations. Seven input models of two different wells of this reservoir were considered for permeability estimation. The input logs data of models include Resistivity (RT), Effective Porosity (PHIE), Density log (RHOB), Sonic log (DT) and Compensated neutron porosity log (NPHI) logs data. The correlation coefficient and the root mean square error between the prediction data and core data in the ELM method were obtained as 0.94 and 0.06, respectively. In the MRGC method, the correlation coefficient and the root mean square error between the prediction data and core data were obtained as 0.98 and 0.09, respectively. The obtained results in this paper show that the mentioned models are well able to estimate permeability values in all parts of the studied formation and it can be concluded that the clustering method based on MRGC has more correlation with the core data, and Instead, the ELM method has the least amount of error in permeability prediction.

Keywords: Petrophysical Interpretation, Permeability, Artificial Intelligence Network, Multi Resolution Graph-based Clustering, Extreme Machine Learning.