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Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2018, 6(2), 55-64
DOI: 10.12691/jgg-6-2-3
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Hydrocarbon Potentials of Baze Field, Onshore Niger Delta, Nigeria: Petrophysical Analysis and Structural Mapping

M. K. Salami1, , A. Amuni1, T. Adewumi2, J. Asare1 and O. K. Oyewole1, 3

1Department of Physics, Baze University, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

2Department of Physics, Federal University, P.M.B. 146, Lafia, Nassarawa State, Nigeria

3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609, USA

Pub. Date: July 23, 2018

Cite this paper:
M. K. Salami, A. Amuni, T. Adewumi, J. Asare and O. K. Oyewole. Hydrocarbon Potentials of Baze Field, Onshore Niger Delta, Nigeria: Petrophysical Analysis and Structural Mapping. Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2018; 6(2):55-64. doi: 10.12691/jgg-6-2-3


This paper presents the results of the reservoir characterization of Baze field, Niger Delta, Nigeria, using seismic and well log data. The area of the field is bounded with longitudes 3.000 E and 7.000 E, and latitudes 4.000 N and 8.000 N. Analysis of the structural maps of five horizons showed the structural geometry of the subsurface and the presence of possible trapping mechanism, which control the accumulation of hydrocarbons in the Baze field. Interpretations of faults that described the structural setting of the field showed two major faults trends from East to West whiles dipping southward with other minor (synthetic and antithetic) faults. Petrophysical parameters are estimated to determine reservoir properties, while the hydrocarbon volumetric reserves are calculated with total oil and gas recoverable estimates of 6.115 MMbbls and 8.456 Bscf respectively. From the reservoir characterizations done in this research work, the Baze field located onshore of the Niger Delta has been identified as suitable for hydrocarbon production.

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