classical reservoir modeling

1. n. [Reservoir Characterization]
A conventional method of mapping reservoir parameters in two dimensions, x and y. The resulting map set usually includes the top and bottom structure map derived from seismic and well data and that are used to generate thickness maps, in addition to maps of other geological and petrophysical parameters produced by standard interpolation techniques. These techniques are appropriate for describing reservoirs that are reasonably continuous and not too heterogeneous. They are usually much faster than full 3D techniques or geostatistical methods, but may be inaccurate when applied to description of complex, heterogeneous strata.