Petrophysical Properties of an Iraqi Carbonate Reservoir Using Well Log Evaluation


  • Sarah S. Zughar Petroleum Technology Department, University of Technology, Iraq
  • Ahmad A. Ramadhan Petroleum Technology Department, University of Technology, Iraq
  • Ahmed K. Jaber Directory of Field Development and Reservoirs, Ministry of Oil, Iraq



Petrophysical properties, Porosity, Permeability, Shuiaba Formation, Well log.


This research was aimed to determine the petrophysical properties (porosity, permeability and fluid saturation) of a reservoir. Petrophysical properties of the Shuiaba Formation at Y field are determined from the interpretation of open hole log data of six wells. Depending on these properties, it is possible to divide the Shuiaba Formation which has thickness of a proximately 180-195m, into three lithological units: A is upper unit (thickness about 8 to 15 m) involving of moderately dolomitized limestones; B is a middle unit (thickness about 52 to 56 m) which is composed of dolomitic limestone, and C is lower unit ( >110 m thick) which consists of shale-rich and dolomitic limestones. The results showed that the average formation water resistivity for the formation (Rw = 0.021), the average resistivity of the mud filtration (Rmf = 0.57), and the Archie parameters determined by the picket plot method, where m value equal to 1.94, n value equal to 2 and a value equal to 1. Porosity values and water saturation Sw were calculated along with the depth of the composition using IP V3.5 software. The interpretation of the computer process (CPI) showed that the better porous zone holds the highest amount of hydrocarbons in the second zone. From the flow zone indicator method, there are four rock types in the studied reservoir.


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How to Cite

Zughar, S. S., Ramadhan, A. A., & Jaber, A. K. (2020). Petrophysical Properties of an Iraqi Carbonate Reservoir Using Well Log Evaluation. Iraqi Journal of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, 21(1), 53–59.