THE SUBSURFACE STRUCTURES IN KOCR FIELD IN THE NIGER DELTA, NIGERIA, USING 3D SEISMIC TIMELAPSE DATA
Journal: Geological Behavior (GBR)
Author: Igwenagu Chinyere L., Uko Etim D., Tamunobereton-Ari I., Amakiri Arobo R.C.
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The subsurface structures in KOCR Field, in the Coastal Swamp Niger Delta, Nigeria, are here presented, using seismic 3D timelapse. The KOCR Field lies on latitudes 4o50’58’’-4o55’19’’N and longitudes 6o18’41’’- 6o26’41’’E with aerial extent of 840km2. The base (1997) and the monitor (2009) seismic surveys resulted in a 4D response difference. The Base and Monitor data have a root-mean-square repeatability ratio (RRR) of 0.38 implying a very good repeatability when considering the acquisition, processing and environmental noises. Data processing and interpretation were carried out using Petrel software. The average thickness of the reservoir is about 69m at the depth of 3932m. Reservoir pressure decline rate of 0.062psi/day resulted in production decline rate of 1192.21bbl/day. Structural interpretation of seismic data reveals a highly-faulted field. Fault and horizon interpretation shows closures that are collapsed crestal structures. All the interpreted faults are normal synthetic and antithetic faults which are common in the Niger Delta basin. The lengths, dips and orientations of the faults and horizons, in the base and monitor stacks, are equal indicative of no faults reactivation that could have resulted from hydrocarbon production. The results of this work can be used in reservoir, field and environmental management in the area of study.