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Hydrocarbon evaluation and distribution in Well-X and Well-Y in the Niger Delta Basin: Findings and validation through porosity comparison

E.G. Maju-Oyovwikowhe
A.D. Osayande


The aim of this study is to integrate well logs and core data to identify reservoir characteristics and determine the reservoir's petrophysical properties in order to improve the understanding of the reservoir and provide valuable information for reservoir management. Wells X and Y of the ‘SCOJAS’ Field in the Niger Delta Basin of Nigeria were analyzed using Gamma ray logs, Resistivity logs, Sonic, Neutron and Density Logs. The obtained results were compared with core data from the wells to verify their accuracy. Porosity values for Wells X and Y fall within the range typically observed in sedimentary rocks, with Well Y having higher values. Hydrocarbons were detected in all reservoirs except reservoir zone 1b in both Well-X (12 reservoirs) and Well-Y (7 reservoirs). In Well- X, oil was identified in 5 reservoir zones while in Well-Y, oil was present in 2 reservoir zones. The remaining zones in both wells contained gas. To validate the results further, a comparison was made with the porosity of selected fields in the Niger Delta Basin and the general porosity of the Basin. Well X has a porosity range of 2.7% to 20.8%, which is generally lower than the reported porosity range Well Y has a porosity range of 19.90% to 24.38%, which falls at the upper end of the reported porosity range. Comparing previous works and data from other fields provides important validation for the findings of the study, which is crucial in the oil and gas industry for making informed decisions about exploration and production.

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