Petrophysical Analysis of an Iraqi Gas Field (Mansuriya Gas Field)

  • Hasan Saleh Azeez Ministry of oil ,midland oil company, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Dr. Abdul Aali Al-Dabaj University of technology - petroleum technology department
  • Dr.Samaher Lazim University of technology - petroleum technology department
Keywords: Mansuriya Gas field, Petrophysical properties, reservoirs, crossplot


Mansuriya Gas field is an elongated anticlinal structure aligned from NW to SE, about 25 km long and 5-6 km wide. Jeribe formation is considered the main reservoir where it contains condensate fluid and has a uniform thickness of about 60 m. The reservoir is significantly over-pressured, (TPOC, 2014).

This research is about well logs analysis, which involves the determination of Archie petrophysical parameters, water saturation, porosity, permeability and lithology. The interpretations and cross plots are done using Interactive Petrophysics (IP) V3.5 software.

The rock parameters (a, m and n) values are important in determining the water saturation where (m) can be calculated by plotting the porosity from core and the formation factor from core on logarithmic scale for both and the slope which represent (m) then Pickett plot method is used to determine the other parameters after calculating Rw from water analysis .

The Matrix Identification (MID), M-N and Density-Neutron crossplots indicates that the lithology of Jeribe Formation consists of dolomite, limestone with some anhydrite also gas-trend is clear in the Jeribe Formation.

The main reservoir, Jeribe Formation carbonate, is subdivided into 8 zones namely  J1 to J8, based mainly on porosity log (RHOB and NPHI) trend, DT trend and saturation trend.

 Jeribe formation was considered to be clean in terms of shale content .The higher gamma ray because of the uranium component which is often associated with dolomitisationl and when it is removed and only comprises the thorium and potassium-40 contributions, showed the gamma response to be low compared to the total gamma ray response that also contains the uranium   contribution.While the Jeribe formation is considered to be clean in terms of shale content so the total porosity is equal to the effective porosity.No porosity cut off is found if cutoff permeability 0.01 md is applied while the porosity cut off approximately equal to 0.1 only for unit J6 & J8 if cutoff permeability 0.1 md is applied .

It can be concluded that no saturation cutoff for the units of Jeribe formation is found after a cross plot between water saturation and log porosity for the reservoir units of Jeribe formation and applied the calculated cut off porosity.

The permeability has been predicted using two methods: FZI and Classical, the two methods yield approximately the same results for all wells.


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Azeez, H., Al-Dabaj, D. A. A. and Lazim, D. (2020) “Petrophysical Analysis of an Iraqi Gas Field (Mansuriya Gas Field)”, Journal of Engineering, 26(3), pp. 100-116. doi: 10.31026/j.eng.2020.03.09.