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Demonstrating Adaptability – How Reservoir Characterisation Needs Adjustment when Moving from the Appraisal to the Pilot Phase of a Tight Gas Project

A.P. Briner1, A.M. Al Hafez1, and R. Mjeni1



In 2009 Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has started an ambitious deep and tight gas exploration programme exploring for previously untapped reservoirs. The exploration strategy is focusing on both conventional tight gas plays as well as deep unconventional gas resources.

This paper presents how one of the Tight Gas discoveries has been moved from its discovery in 2009 through to Appraisal drilling in 2011 and to it’s current status in the Piloting stage.


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