Depositional Environment and facies analysis of Useni- 1, Niger Delta Basin, using well logs, core data


  • G. O. Aigbadon Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo State, Nigeria
  • E. O. Akpunonu Wesley University
  • S. O. Agunloye Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • A. Ocheli Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • O. O .Akakaru Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka





Depositional environments, Well data, Core data.


This study was carried out integrating well logs and core to build reservoir model for the Useni-1 oil field. Core data and well logs were used to evaluate the petrophysical characteristics of the reservoirs. The paleodepositional environment was deduce from the wells and cores data. The depositional facies model showed highly permeable channels where the wells where positioned. The environments identified that the fluvial channel facies with highly permeable zones constituted the reservoirs. Four reservoirs were mapped at depth range of 8000ft to 8400ft with thicknesses varying from 20ft to 400ft. Petrophysical results showed that porosity of the reservoirs varied from 12% to 28 %; permeability from 145.70 md to 454.70md; water saturation from 21.65% to 54.50% and hydrocarbon saturation from 45.50% to 78.50 %. Core data and the gamma ray log trends with right boxcar trend indicate fluvial point bar and tidal channel fills in the lower delta plain setting. By-passed hydrocarbons were identified in low resistivity pay sands D1, D2 at depth of 7800 – 78100ft in the field.




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