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Seismic interpretation and petrophysical evaluation of SH field, Niger Delta

Oyeyemi , Kehinde D. (2018) Seismic interpretation and petrophysical evaluation of SH field, Niger Delta. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, 8 (1). pp. 51-60. ISSN 2190-0558

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Three out of the 14 hydrocarbon-bearing sands (A, B and I) in the ‘SH’ field onshore Niger Delta which contain bulk of the hydrocarbon reserves in the field were considered as development candidates. Seismic interpretation and petrophysical evaluation of logs of 13 wells were integrated with the aim of verifying and ascertaining the hydrocarbon reserves prior to field development which involves enormous financial commitment. Results show that the field is structurally controlled by sets of northwest–southeast-trending synthetic faults which dip southwest. Hydrocarbon traps at the three sand levels are rollover anticlinal closures that are generally sealed by a major listric fault that demarcated the field into northwest and southeast blocks. The southern fault block is hydrocarbon bearing; wells drilled in the field targeted these closures and encountered a number of stacked hydrocarbon-bearing sand levels. Reservoir-A developed a hanging-wall rollover anticlinal structure sealed by a major listric fault forming a trap with oil–water contact (OWC) of 1222 m TVDSS. Reservoir-B also shows similar structure as reservoir-A, but it is partitioned into two hydrocarbon compartments by a sealing fault; these two compartments have different OWCs. Reservoir-I exhibits similar structure to reservoir-A. The evaluation of the petrophysical characteristics revealed that the reservoirs are of good quality with average net to gross, porosities, water saturation and hydrocarbon saturation ranging from 0.774 to 0.980, 0.220–0.339, 0.133–0.367 and 0.633–0.867, respectively. Variation in the petrophysical parameters and the uncertainty in the reservoir structure of the three reservoirs were considered in calculating range of values of gross rock volume and in-place volume. The study shows oil-in-place volume in the range of 243.83–357.90 MMstb in reservoir-I, whereas reservoir-A contains 148.98–241.14 MMstb, reservoir-B1 31.31–50.36 MMstb and reservoir-B2 67.79–108.98 MMstb of oil. Conclusively, this study has further confirmed the high productivity and commercial viability of the wells within the field of study to be able to adequately compensate for the cost of development.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QE Geology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Dr K. D. Oyeyemi
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2018 07:55
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 07:55

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