GEOLOGICAL MODEL OF MAUDDUD FORMATION IN BADRA OILFIELD

  • Mena Jamal Faisal Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Thamer A. Mahdi Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Badra oil field, Geological Modelling, Mauddud Formation, Rockworks16

Abstract

A 2D geological model for Mauddud Formation in the Badra oil field is built using Rockworks 16 software. Mauddud Formation produces oil from limestone units; it represents the main reservoir in the Badra oil field. Six wells (BD-1, BD-2, BD-4, BD-5, P-15, and P-19) are selected to build facies and petrophysical (Porosity and Water saturation) models. Wells data are taken from the core and cutting samples and studied through the microscopic. The petrophysical data (effective porosity and water saturation) are derived from computer processes interpretation results that are calculated by using Interactive Petrophysics software. The 2D models are built to illustrate the vertical and horizontal distribution of petrophysical properties between wells of the Badra oil field. The facies model of Mauddud Formation shows the dominance of open marine facies in the upper and middle parts of the formation, whereas mid-ramp facies occupies the lower part. The shoal facies represents approximately continuous units among wells of study. According to the results of petrophysical models, the effective porosity increases towards the wells which occupy a higher structural depth while the water saturation increases toward the wells which occupy the lower structural depths. The hydrocarbons are mainly accumulated in the high structure parts of the Badra field within Mauddud Formation.

Published
2020-01-28
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