Petrophysical evaluation of the Albian Age gas bearing sandstone reservoirs of the O-M field, Orange Basin, South Africa
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Petrophysical evaluation of the Albian age gas bearing sandstone reservoirs of the O-M field, Offshore South Africa has been performed. The main goal of the thesis is to evaluate the reservoir potentials of the field through the integration and comparison of results from core analysis, production data and petrography studies for the evaluation and correction of key petrophysical parameters from wireline logs which could be used to generate an effective reservoir model. A total of ten wells were evaluated and twenty eight sandstone reservoirs were encountered of which twenty four are gas bearing and four are wet within the Albian age depth interval of 2800m to 3500m. Six lithofacies (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5 and A6) were grouped according to textural and structural features and grain size from the key wells (OP1, OP2 and OP3). Facies A6 was identified as non reservoir rock in terms of reservoir rock quality and facies A1 and A2 were regarded as the best reservoir rock quality. This study identifies the different rock types that comprise reservoir and non reservoirs. Porosity and permeability are the key parameters for identifying the rock types and reservoir characterization.