Mapping the productive sands of Lower Goru Formation by using seismic stratigraphy and rock physical studies in Sawan area, southern Pakistan: A case study

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Mapping the productive sands of Lower Goru Formation by using seismic stratigraphy and rock physical studies in Sawan area, southern Pakistan: A case study
Authors:
Munir, K.; Iqbal, M.A.; Farid, A.; Shabih, S.M.
Abstract:
This study has been conducted in the Sawan gas field located in southern Pakistan. The aim of the study is to map the productive sands of the Lower Goru Formation of the study area. Rock physics parameters (bulk modulus, Poisson's ratio) are analysed after a detailed sequence stratigraphic study. Sequence stratigraphy helps to comprehend the depositional model of sand and shale. Conformity has been established between seismic stratigraphy and the pattern achieved from rock physics investigations, which further helped in the identification of gas saturation zones for the reservoir. Rheological studies have been done to map the shear strain occurring in the area. This involves the contouring of shear strain values throughout the area under consideration. Contour maps give a picture of shear strain over the Lower Goru Formation. The identified and the productive zones are described by sands, high reflection strengths, rock physical anomalous areas and low shear strain.
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Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Munir K, Iqbal MA, Farid A, Shabih SM (2011) Mapping the productive sands of Lower Goru Formation by using seismic stratigraphy and rock physical studies in Sawan area, southern Pakistan: a case study. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology 1: 33-42. doi:10.1007/s13202-011-0003-9.
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Springer Science + Business Media
Journal:
Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology
Issue Date:
24-Feb-2011
DOI:
10.1007/s13202-011-0003-9
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Article
ISSN:
21900558
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dc.contributor.authorMunir, K.en
dc.contributor.authorIqbal, M.A.en
dc.contributor.authorFarid, A.en
dc.contributor.authorShabih, S.M.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-11T14:33:04Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-11T14:33:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-02-24en
dc.identifier.citationMunir K, Iqbal MA, Farid A, Shabih SM (2011) Mapping the productive sands of Lower Goru Formation by using seismic stratigraphy and rock physical studies in Sawan area, southern Pakistan: a case study. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology 1: 33-42. doi:10.1007/s13202-011-0003-9.en
dc.identifier.issn21900558en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13202-011-0003-9en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/334636en
dc.description.abstractThis study has been conducted in the Sawan gas field located in southern Pakistan. The aim of the study is to map the productive sands of the Lower Goru Formation of the study area. Rock physics parameters (bulk modulus, Poisson's ratio) are analysed after a detailed sequence stratigraphic study. Sequence stratigraphy helps to comprehend the depositional model of sand and shale. Conformity has been established between seismic stratigraphy and the pattern achieved from rock physics investigations, which further helped in the identification of gas saturation zones for the reservoir. Rheological studies have been done to map the shear strain occurring in the area. This involves the contouring of shear strain values throughout the area under consideration. Contour maps give a picture of shear strain over the Lower Goru Formation. The identified and the productive zones are described by sands, high reflection strengths, rock physical anomalous areas and low shear strain.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer Science + Business Mediaen
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons-Attribution Noncommercial License, which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technologyen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/en
dc.subjectRheologyen
dc.subjectRock physicsen
dc.subjectSawanen
dc.subjectStratigraphyen
dc.subjectContour mapen
dc.subjectDepositional modelsen
dc.subjectGas fieldsen
dc.subjectGas saturationsen
dc.subjectPakistanen
dc.subjectPoisson's ratioen
dc.subjectRheological studiesen
dc.subjectRock physicalen
dc.subjectSeismic stratigraphyen
dc.subjectSequence stratigraphyen
dc.subjectStrain valuesen
dc.subjectStudy areasen
dc.subjectGas industryen
dc.subjectRocksen
dc.subjectSanden
dc.subjectSeismologyen
dc.subjectShear strainen
dc.titleMapping the productive sands of Lower Goru Formation by using seismic stratigraphy and rock physical studies in Sawan area, southern Pakistan: A case studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technologyen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionKing Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), P.O. Box 6086, Riyadh, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment Of Petroleum Geosciences, The Petroleum Institute, P.O. Box 2533, Ruwais Building, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emiratesen
dc.contributor.institutionNorwegian Energy Company ASA (NORECO), Nykirkebakken 2, 4025 Stavanger, Norwayen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorIqbal, M. Asimen
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