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Reservoir Oil Characterization in Bul Hanine Field Using Oil Fingerprinting Technology

A. Aldahik1, J. Foeken1, S. Alshahwani1, N. Al-Mohannadi1, N. Al-Mohannadi1, and A. Qambar Al-Emadi1

1Qatar Petroleum


Oil fingerprinting technology is one of the most useful techniques deployed in exploration and reservoir geochemistry. From a production geochemistry perspective, this technology can be applied to:

  • resolve production allocation
  • address commingled production
  • determine connectivity/compartmentalization
  • identify active producing horizons
  • support production monitoring and surveillance programs
  • identify wellbore mechanical problems
  • characterize bitumen and tar mats in reservoirs

Qatar Petroleum (QP) is now implementing Multi Dimensional Gas Chromatography (MDGC) technique for oil fingerprinting to support different business units.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain