Since gas hydrates are unconventional reservoirs, they pose unique challenges for identification, characterization, quantification, and extraction. The conventional approach—elastic logs—can provide a better method for identification through attribute analysis. On the other hand, geomechanical studies for wellbore stability analysis pave the way for the effective exploitation of gas hydrates. It is crucial to predict elastic logs against gas-hydrate-bearing sediments, which requires an effective rock physics model. In the present work, a study pertaining to the National Gas Hydrate Program-02 (NGHP-02) campaign in the Krishna‐Godavari (KG) Offshore Basin, India, where gas hydrates are deposited primarily in two facies—a shale-dominated shallower one and a sand-dominated deeper one that has been identified by responses of conventional and spectroscopy logs—is discussed. It is commonly known that depositional heterogeneity impacts petrophysical and elastic properties. To address this issue, an innovative approach has been adopted to model compressional and shear log data using rock physics modeling of gas hydrate reservoirs based on the depositional type of gas hydrate. Guidance from the change of compressional velocity data from log and core with an increase of gas hydrate saturation shows gas hydrate deposition in the study area can be explained through a matrix/grain-supported model. The Jason grain-supported rock physics model appeared best suited among different available rock physics models, depending on the clay volume and porosity in our study area. Using input from a robust multimineral petrophysical evaluation and rock physics modeling, the finalized model is propagated to test wells for predicting compressional, shear, and density logs, with the predicted data validated by core-measured compressional and shear data. Model consistency is indicated by a high correlation from multiwell crossplots of modeled and recorded elastic logs (compressional and shear velocity) with acoustic impedance. The developed rock physics model better discriminates gas hydrate in the shaly sand layer and gas hydrate in the sand-dominated layer, calcite, and shale in the VpVs domain.

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