keywords: Hydrocarbons, lithology,petrophysical properties,reservoir quality, well logs
Reservoir characterization of Kachan field, Niger Delta was evaluated using petrophysical analysis. This was done with the aim of determining petrophysical properties so as to know the reservoir quality and potential of the study area for a well planning program. The dataset employed in this study include one deviated well and another two wells. These well log suites include gamma ray log, resistivity logs, bulk density and sonic logs. Schlumberger’s Petrel software was used for the interpretation of the well data. Three reservoir sands were mapped. They include Dede, Deeds and Habeeb, each from the three wells respectively. The results of the three reservoir sands showed that Dede sand had effective porosity estimated at 0.24 with water saturation 0.22. Deeds sand with the following results effective porosity 0.23 and water saturation 0.32 while the Habeeb reservoir sand has an estimate effective porosity of 0.20 and water saturation 0.20.Volume of shale and Net to gross for the three reservoirs ranged between 0.2 to 0.7 and 0.63 to 0.88, respectively. These have been deemed to be appreciable for commercial hydrocarbon production.The purpose of this paper is to illustrate why petrophysics is so important to reservoir evaluation.
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