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Abstract: Geology of the Reservoirs from Interval I of the Oficina Formation, Greater Oficina Area, Eastern Venezuela Basin

Carlos A. Rivero, Wolfgang Scherer

In order to determine the geologic features of the reservoirs and their areal statistical distribution and geometry, a study was made of a selected interval where the sands present less coalescence and the reservoirs are clearly defined. The study area comprises 1900 km2 of the Greater Oficina area; core samples, logs and reservoir maps were used.

It was found that interval I consists of interbedded sandstones, shales, some siltsone, and occasionally lignites. Based upon lithologic mesoscopic features, eight (8) characteristic lithofacies could be defined.

Rocks classified as sub-litharenites, sub-arkoses, arkoses lithic sandstones and graywackes could be inferred as belonging to a fluvio-deltaic system sourced on the Pre-Cambrian Guayana shield.

The diagenetic level reached by the sequence corresponds to the intermediate stage, where significant processes of cementation by oxides, carbonates and silica are of equal intensity and magnitude to the lixiviation of feldspars and other detritic particles, giving these rooks good potential reservoir qualities.

Descriptive statistical evaluation was performed on 140 reservoirs representing all lithofacies populations in this interval. Based on this analysis reservoirs were statistically grouped in classes which are a function of their geometry, spatial location and type of hydrocarbon content.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90951©1996 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, Caracas, Venezuela