Structural Interpretation of Yamama and Naokelekan Formations in Tuba Oil Field Using 2D Seismic Data

Authors

  • Belal M. Odeh Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Kamal K. Ali Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46717/igj.54.2B.5Ms-2021-08-25

Keywords:

Reflection, Tuba oilfield, Seismic stratigraphy, Jurassic, Cretaceous

Abstract

This research includes structure interpretation of the Yamama Formation (Lower Cretaceous) and the Naokelekan Formation (Jurassic) using 2D seismic reflection data of the Tuba oil field region, Basrah, southern Iraq. The two reflectors (Yamama and Naokelekan) were defined and picked as peak and tough depending on the 2D seismic reflection interpretation process, based on the synthetic seismogram and well log data. In order to obtain structural settings, these horizons were followed over all the regions. Two-way travel-time maps, depth maps, and velocity maps have been produced for top Yamama and top Naokelekan formations. The study concluded that certain longitudinal enclosures reflect anticlines in the east and west of the study area representing Zubair and Rumaila fold confined between them a fold consist of two domes represents Tuba fold with the same trending of Zubair and Rumaila structures.  The study confirmed the importance of this field as a reservoir of the accumulation of hydrocarbons.

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Published

2021-09-03