Zeitschrift für Geologie und Geophysik

Zeitschrift für Geologie und Geophysik
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Use of Well Logs for Petrophysical Evaluation of Abu Madi Reservoir in Abu Madi-ElQara-Nidoco Area, Northern Nile Delta, Egypt

Ghoneimi A, Ibrahim Sh A, El-Kenawy A and Farrag Kh

The open-hole wire line log data of seven wells are used to study the petrophysical characteristics of the Late Miocene Abu Madi Formation (levels II and III) in Abu Madi-El-Qara-Nidoco area, northern Nile Delta, Egypt. The vertical variation of the petrophysical characteristics is presented as lithosaturation cross-plots. The parameters distribution maps (shale volume, effective porosity, fluid saturation, net pay thickness and hydrocarbon saturation) are used to represent the lateral variation of petrophysical characteristics. Cross plots show that the main reservoir lithology is shaly sandstone with laminated to dispersed shale in level II and dispersed shale and minor laminated shale in level III. The shale volume ranges from 0.19 to 0.71 for level II and from 0.19 to 0.47 for level III. The effective porosity ranges from 0.03 to 0.22 for level II and from 0.06 to 0.19 for level III. The hydrocarbon saturation reaches up to 0.88 for level II and up to 0.81 for level III. The net-reservoir thickness ranges from 50 to 101 m for level II and from 30 to 153 m for level III. The net-pay thickness ranges from 75 to 90 m for level II and from 22 to 110 m for level III. Maps show that the most favorable places for hydrocarbon reservoirs occupy southwestern part for Abu Madi level II reservoir and in the middle, the middle-west, the middle-east and the southeastern parts for Abu Madi level III reservoir.