Selected Publications

Lithology Characterization and Modeling

Michelena, R.J., Godbey, K.S., and Angola, O.G., 2017, “Integrated facies modeling in unconventional reservoirs using a frequentist approach: example from a South Texas field”: Geophysics, 82, B219-B230.

 

Michelena, R.J., Angola, O., G., and Godbey, K.S., 2016, “Facies modeling in unconventional reservoirs using seismic derived facies probabilities”: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstract, 2866-2870.

 

Gilman, J.R., Uland, M., Angola, O., Michelena, R., Meng, H., Esler, K., Mukundakrishnan, K., and Natoli, V.: 2015, “Unconventional Reservoir Model Predictions Using Massively-Parallel GPU Flow-Simulation: Part-1 Bakken Reservoir Characterization Choices and Parameter Testing”: Unconventional Reservoir Technology Conference URTeC 2153938.

 

Michelena, R.J., Meng, H.Z., Godbey, K.S., and Gilman, J.R., 2015, “Seismic data key for flow simulation”: American Oil and Gas Reporter, 65-69.

 

Michelena, R.J., Meng, H. Z., Godbey, K. S., 2014, “Flow simulation models for unconventional reservoirs: the role of seismic data”: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstract, 4427- 4431.

 

Michelena, R.J., Godbey, K.S., and Rodrigues, P.E., 2011, “Facies probabilities from multidimensional crossplots of seismic attributes: Application to tight gas Mamm Creek Field, Piceance Basin, Colorado”: The Leading Edge, 30, 62-69.

 

Michelena, R.J., Godbey, K.S. and Rodrigues, P.E., 2010, Facies probabilities from multidimensional crossplot of seismic attributes: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstract, 1377-1381.

 

Michelena, R.J., Godbey, K., S., and Angola, O., 2009, “Constraining 3D facies modeling by seismic-derived facies probabilities: Example from the tight-gas Jonah Field”: The Leading Edge, 28, 1470-1476.

 

Michelena, R.J., Gilman, J.R., Angola, O., and Pasternak, I., 2009, “Infill well evaluations of Jonah Field tight gas: characterization and simulation of complex architectural elements”: First Break, 27, 73-81.

 

Mesa, R.G., Davis, T.L., and Michelena, R.J., 2008, Time-Lapse Vp/Vs analysis for pressure mapping, Rulison Field, Colorado: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstract, 1560-1564.

 

Michelena, R.J., Gilman, J.R., Angola, O., Uland, M., Meng, H., Fleming, C., 2007, “Geomodeling guides Jonah infill Wells”: The American Oil and Gas Reporter

 

Rojas, E., Davis, T.L., Batzle, M., Prasad, M., and Michelena, R.J., 2005, Vp-Vs ratio sensitivity to pressure, fluid and lithology changes in tight gas sandstones: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstract, 1401-1404.

 

Alvarez, G., Sansó, B., Michelena, R., and Jiménez, J.R., 2003, “Lithologic characterization of a reservoir using continuous wavelet transforms'': IEEE Transactions in Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 41, 59-65.

 

Banchs, R., and Michelena, R.J., 2002, “From seismic attributes to pseudo well log volumes using neural networks: practical considerations”: The Leading Edge, 21, 996-1001.

 

Michelena, R.J., Donati, M. S., Valenciano, A. A. and D'Agosto, C., 2001, “Using multicomponent seismic for reservoir characterization in Venezuela”: The Leading Edge, 20, 1036-1041.

 

Michelena, R. and Jimenez, J., 2001, Estimation of petrophysical properties using multiple attributes: perturbing linear regressions, SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstract, 1560- 1563.

 

Banchs, R., and Michelena, R.J., 2000, Well log estimates and confidence intervals by using artificial neural networks: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstract, 1430-1432.

 

Jimenez, J.R., Peinado, A., and Michelena, R.J., 1999, Facies recognition using wavelet based fractal analysis on compressed seismic data: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstract, 1922-1925.

Wessolossky, A.M., Jiménez, J.R., Michelena, R.J., 1999, "How to combine seismic attribute maps: Applications in two Venezuelan fields": Visión Tecnológica, 7, 23-28. 

 

Michelena, R.J., González, E., and Capello de P., M., 1998, Similarity maps: a new tool to summarize seismic attributes information: The Leading Edge, 17, 545-548.

 

Capello de P., M., González, E., and Michelena, R.J., 1997, Carbonate reservoirs and seismic attributes: How far can they go together? SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstract, 696- 699.

Capello, M., Michelena, R., González, E., Peinado, A., Araujo, M., Tizón, F, 1997, Use of seismic attributes at Lake Maracaibo to reduce exploratory risk: Offshore Technology Conference OTC 8276, 67-73.

 

González, E., Capello de P., M. and Michelena, R.J., 1997, Use of similarity maps to summarize seismic attributes: Two case histories: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstract, 2034- 2037.

 

Ata, E. and Michelena, R.J., 1995, “Mapping distribution of fractures in a reservoir with P-S converted waves”: The Leading Edge, 14, 664-673.

 

Ata, E., Michelena, R.J., González, M., Cerquone, H., and Martin, C., 1994, Exploiting P-S converted waves: Part 2, application to a fractured reservoir: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstract, 240-243.

 

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