A model is developed of a heterogeneous carbonate reservoir based fundamentally on measurement of pore geometrical parameters. Pore level reservoir modeling results in improved accuracy in the prediction of rock types, permeability and identification of flow units. Pore geometrical attributes are integrated with wireline log data to allow for I) log-based identification of intervals of rock with different capillary characteristics, and ii) field-wide, log-based prediction of permeability. Twelve hydraulic flow units are identified through integration of data concerning rock type distribution and depositional environments. Maps of permeability thickness (kH) for each flow unit reveal significant stratigraphic compart-mentalization. Future development drilling using uniform well spacing patterns is not appropriate. The location and design of infill drilling patterns should be geologically targeted for prudent, cost-effective field development.

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