Petrophysical Properties of Nahr Umar Formation in Nasiriya Oil Field

  • Ahmed Abdulwahhab Suhail
  • Mohammed H. Hafiz Basrah University for Oil and Gas
  • Fadhil S. Kadhim Petroleum Technology Department / University of Technology
Keywords: petrophysical properties, neural network technique, Nasiriya oilfield


   Petrophysical characterization is the most important stage in reservoir management. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate reservoir properties and lithological identification of Nahr Umar Formation in Nasiriya oil field. The available well logs are (sonic, density, neutron, gamma-ray, SP, and resistivity logs). The petrophysical parameters such as the volume of clay, porosity, permeability, water saturation, were computed and interpreted using IP4.4 software. The lithology prediction of Nahr Umar formation was carried out by sonic -density cross plot technique. Nahr Umar Formation was divided into five units based on well logs interpretation and petrophysical Analysis: Nu-1 to Nu-5. The formation lithology is mainly composed of sandstone interlaminated with shale according to the interpretation of density, sonic, and gamma-ray logs. Interpretation of formation lithology and petrophysical parameters shows that Nu-1 is characterized by low shale content with high porosity and low water saturation whereas Nu-2 and Nu-4 consist mainly of high laminated shale with low porosity and permeability. Nu-3 is high porosity and water saturation and Nu-5 consists mainly of limestone layer that represents the water zone.

How to Cite
Suhail, A., H. Hafiz, M., & S. Kadhim, F. (2020). Petrophysical Properties of Nahr Umar Formation in Nasiriya Oil Field. Iraqi Journal of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, 21(3), 9-18.