Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology (2019-07-01)

Evaluation of seismic and petrophysical parameters for hydrocarbon prospecting of G-field, Niger Delta, Nigeria

  • Anthony Aduojo Ameloko,
  • George Chiemeziem Uhegbu,
  • Eniola Bolujo

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 9, no. 4
pp. 2531 – 2542


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Abstract Adequate analyses of seismic and petrophysical data help to minimize drilling risk and maximize well and reservoir productivity. Reservoir characterization was carried out to provide information and improve understanding of the geological and petrophysical parameters, and hence improve decision making regarding the development of the field under study. Wireline logs obtained from three wells as well as a 3D Seismic data coverage of G-field in the Niger Delta were evaluated using the petrel software. Suites of gamma and deep resistivity logs aided the delineation and correlation of the sandstone unit, while the top was tied to the seismic data using synthetic seismogram to determine seismic characters. Well correlation enabled the delineation of reservoir sand across the wells. The quality of the reservoir was determined from petrophysical averages, in which the reservoir has an average thickness of 72 m, average porosity of 0.31, average net to gross of 0.75, average V-shale of 0.25, and average water saturation of 0.19, respectively. Listric normal faults were mapped across the field. The models reveal lateral and horizontal variations in reservoir properties which capture subsurface heterogeneity and anisotropy across the reservoir sand, and also possible sweet-spot zones were identified. These are diagnostic of areas for future exploitation and recovery of hydrocarbon. Seismic attributes analysis was done to predict variation in lithofacies across the sandstone body.