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Facies Development and Depositional Model, a Multidisciplinary Approach to Maximize Economic Recovery from Carbonate Reservoir, Ras Fanar Field, Gulf Of Suez, Egypt

Selim, Saber M.*1; Saleh, Wegdan A.2; Sorour, Nasser A.3; Abd El-Rahman, Mohamed Z.4
(1) Exploration, Suez Oil Company, Mohandseen, Egypt. (2) Exploration, Suez Oil company, Mohandseen, Egypt. (3) Exploration, Suez Oil company, Mohandseen, Egypt. (4) Exploration, Suez Oil Company, Mohandseen, Egypt.

Facies development and Depositional system reorganization play an important role in defining the details distribution of reservoir rocks and fluids content with the ultimate goal of a reservoir management scheme. This reorganization aims to provide facts, information and knowledge necessary to control production operations and to optimally develop any oil or gas field by obtaining the maximum possible economic recovery from the reservoir units. Also, it helps in the reservoir characterization modeling process which embodies the integration of the technical disciplines of the exploration and the development phase.

This study describes the Carbonate Reservoir Depositional Model of Ras Fanar field (as one of the oil fields which produce hydrocarbons mainly from Carbonates of Middle Miocene age), Gulf of Suez, Egypt.

Sedimentological, Petrographical and Petrophysical data in addition to microfacies associations and diagenetic examination were used to follow up the development history and reservoir characterization. Test results and production data of the drilled wells are also used to develop a better understanding of reservoir dynamics and to improve the depositional model of the reservoir aiming to predict the content and the production behavior of wells in order to formulate a plan for the development of the carbonate reservoir in the field.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90141©2012, GEO-2012, 10th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 4-7 March 2012, Manama, Bahrain