Reservoir Characterization using Petrophysical Evaluation of W-Field, Onshore Niger Delta

I. D. Lawson

Department of Physics, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

A. O. Balogun *

Department of Physics, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Reservoir characterization of W-field, onshore Niger Delta was carried out using petrophysical evaluation of well logs. Three reservoir sand intervals (A, B, C) were identified and correlated across four wells (W1, W2, W3, W4) in W-field using the gamma ray, while the fluid identification of each reservoir was achieved using the resistivity log. The reservoir C interval was selected and utilized for petrophysical interpretation was penetrated at depths 11741-11945ft, 11933-12173ft, 11658-11847ft and 11926-12095ft across all wells respectively.The average values of gross thickness, volume of shale, effective porosity, total porosity, permeability, water saturation and hydrocarbon saturation of the delineated reservoir sand are 200.5ft  for gross thickness, 18% for shale volume, 21% for effective porosity, 26% for total porosity, 1071.74mD for permeability, and 28% for water saturation and 77% for hydrocarbon saturation. Petrophysical evaluation revealed that porosity and permeability are very good to excellent in the field. The reservoir is classed as clean sands based on the high net to gross ratio (>70%) and the low shale volumes (<30%). Consequently, the low value of shale volume, low value water saturation, high value of hydrocarbon saturation and the good porosity and permeability properties of the reservoir of interest suggest economical and commercial quality and viability of the wells within this field.

Keywords: Reservoir characterization, petrophysical evaluation, fluid identification, hydrocarbon saturation

How to Cite

Lawson , I. D., & Balogun, A. O. (2023). Reservoir Characterization using Petrophysical Evaluation of W-Field, Onshore Niger Delta. Asian Journal of Physical and Chemical Sciences, 11(2), 9–23.


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