Ndukwe Otobong Sunday1,2*, Godwin Jeremiah Udom3 and Charles Ugwu Ugwueze3

This research utilized well logs and seismic to unravel the reservoir architecture of a field within the offshore depolbelt of Niger Delta. Gamma ray and resistivity log responses were used for lithology and hydrocarbon reservoirs identifications. The principle of similarity in log signatures was used for correlation across the three studied wells. Pertinent reservoir parameters such as shale volume, effective porosity, permeability, hydrocarbon saturation and water saturation were calculated using well-established equations consistent with the geology. Seismic structural interpretation that will give insight to deformation of the field involves the identification and mapping of faults and horizons from seismic sections. By integrating information from seismic and wells, 3D geological modelling was done using geostatistical methods of Sequential Gaussian Simulation and Indicator. The general stratigraphy of the studied field comprises of intercalation of sands and shales which is typical of Agbada formation. Three reservoirs designated as AA, BB and CC were identified and mapped. Only reservoir CC was laterally continuous across the three wells. Reservoir AA has average shale volume of 13%, effective porosity 26%, hydrocarbon saturation 46% and permeability 1328 mD. Reservoir BB has shale volume of 10%, effective porosity 28%, hydrocarbon saturation 43% and permeability 1616 mD. Reservoir CC has shale volume of 21%, effective porosity 20%, hydrocarbon saturation 89% and permeability 580 mD. Twenty faults comprising of both major and minor faults were mapped. The faults mapped were majorly normal faults. The result of the seismic structural interpretation shows that the probable structures harboring oil and gas are a combination of four-way closure and fault assisted anticlinal structures. The modelling of facies and petrophysical parameters into maps aided the understanding of parameter’s influence on oil and gas production. Reservoir CC has oil and gas in commercial quantities with 2520 MMcf and 622Mbbls respectively. The result shows the reservoir has high performance system and is therefore recommended for development and production. The resulting models will aid placement of production wells and monitoring of future performance of the reservoirs.

Keywords : Characterization, Quality Ranking, Reservoir Architecture, Stochastic simulation, Hydrocarbon Prospectivity

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