Prediction of Hydraulic Flow Units for Jeribe Reservoir in Jambour Oil Field Applying Flow Zone Indicator Method
Keywords:Jeribe reservoir, Flow Zone Indicator, Jambour oil field, Hydraulic Flow Units, Permeability Prediction
The Jeribe reservoir in the Jambour Oil Field is a complex and heterogeneous carbonate reservoir characterized by a wide range of permeability variations. Due to limited availability of core plugs in most wells, it becomes crucial to establish correlations between cored wells and apply them to uncored wells for predicting permeability. In recent years, the Flow Zone Indicator (FZI) approach has gained significant applicability for predicting hydraulic flow units (HFUs) and identifying rock types within the reservoir units.
This paper aims to develop a permeability model based on the principles of the Flow Zone Indicator. Analysis of core permeability versus core porosity plot and Reservoir Quality Index (RQI) - Normalized porosity log-log plot reveals the presence of three distinct Hydraulic Flow Units and corresponding rock types within the Jeribe reservoir. These rock types can be identified if known. The reservoir can be divided into three groups of rock types, namely good, moderate, and bad quality. The bad rock type represents a restricted section within the reservoir, while the upper and lower parts predominantly consist of moderate-quality rock types. Conversely, the central section of the reservoir exhibits a good-quality rock type.
By utilizing the Flow Zone Indicator principles, this study provides valuable insights into the hydraulic flow behavior and rock types present in the Jeribe reservoir. The proposed permeability model derived from this method can aid in predicting permeability values for uncored wells, contributing to a better understanding of the reservoir's heterogeneity and facilitating reservoir characterization and management decisions.
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Received on 03/10/2022
Received in Revised Form on 27/12/2022
Accepted on 03/01/2023
Published on 30/06/2023
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