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Significance of Enhanced Reservoir Characterization towards Optimal Thermal Exploitation of Viscous Oil Resources in Kuwait

P.K. Choudhary1, H. Ferdous1, J. Llerena1, F. Ahmad1, F.F. Haider1, G. Santiago1, K. Ahmad1, and T. Al-Mutairi1



Enhanced reservoir characterization of the viscous oil bearing reservoir in Kuwait implies the geological complexity with variable fluid distribution and dynamics. Local facies variation is critical to porosity, permeability and oil/water saturation distribution, resulting to producible net-pay, transitional-zone, and non-pay intervals. The field is segmented into north and south pool with significant fluid distribution variation between them. This study would assist in understanding the south pool of the reservoir, as well as in planning the upcoming south-pilot pattern wells towards optimum thermal recovery.


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