DOI: 10.2118/218375-pa ISSN: 1086-055X

An Approach to Define and Quantify Porosity System in Heterogeneous Carbonate Reservoirs through Textural Analysis using High-Resolution Resistivity Image in the Bassein Formation of Mumbai Offshore Basin, India

Suraj Kumar, Soumya Chandan Panda
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


In evaluating the porosity system of the Bassein formation, high-resolution resistivity image (FMI) data have been used. Major features observed from the FMI data are the presence of low-angle fractures and solution channels of varying length and thickness. Against the layers with very-low-density neutron porosity, solution channels are seen as conductive features. These mud-filled solution channels can actively participate in production. Being very small-scale features, these types of porosities are not identifiable from conventional log data. To define and quantify porosity types such as vugs, solution channel, and matrix porosity, the resistivity image data are processed and image-based porosity is calculated. A core thin-section study is carried out and is used for calibration of the image-derived porosity system. Using resistivity image data, we have computed porosity types, for example, vugs, connected matrix and resistive, and their contribution to total porosity. Identification of hydrocarbons in reservoir layers with their porosity contribution (porosity partitioning) gives better insight into hydrocarbon production in these low-porosity layers which are producing after acid job.

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