HYDROCARBON POTENTIAL EVALUATION USING PERMEABILITY AND POROSITY DATA FROM CONTROL SOURCE ELECTROMAGNETIC DATA IN MKPAT-ENIN LGA, AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA.

Authors

  • Ibim, D. F.
  • Frank, S.E.

Keywords:

Hydrocarbon, potential, exploration, Nkpat-Enin, Niger Delta

Abstract

Hydrocarbon potential evaluation using permeability and porosity data from control source electromagnetic (CSEM) data in Nkpat-Enin LGA, Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria, was carried out to map out prospective areas for hydrocarbons exploration. High resolution CSEM data were obtained using the Bayesian methodology to ascertain the viability for hosting and exploring hydrocarbon potential in the study area. Evaluation of hydrocarbon potential is very important before drilling in order to know risk reduction, cost effectiveness and the best exploration method and tools to use for drilling without potential threat to life and property in the study area in the future. Permeability and porosity decreases as the magnetic susceptibility increases, suggestive of the direct proportionality of permeability to porosity. Results obtained suggest that, hydrocarbons will be drilled in the study areas when the initial prospect value is high and the initial probability value of hydrocarbon presence is high. Analysis made shows that there is a very good match between the data obtained from the geophysical parameters, particularly where the reservoirs are shallow as applicable to the study area. There are accumulations of hydrocarbon potentials in the study areas and they are readily suitable for exploration. The stable growth of active hydrocarbon reserves ensures their stable production consistently. The CSEM technology is suggestive of having significant potential to increase exploration efficiency, if applied correctly.

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Published

2023-08-20

How to Cite

D. F., I., & S.E., F. (2023). HYDROCARBON POTENTIAL EVALUATION USING PERMEABILITY AND POROSITY DATA FROM CONTROL SOURCE ELECTROMAGNETIC DATA IN MKPAT-ENIN LGA, AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA. BW Academic Journal, 7. Retrieved from https://bwjournal.org/index.php/bsjournal/article/view/1429