Authors : Z.O. Opafunso , B.O. Adewuyi , I.I. Ozigi and E.O. Ifelola
Abstract: The increase demand for petroleum and its related products has necessitated for greater exploration activities in other to meet up with the demand and also take care of future economic disruption. This research was carried out to determine the factors necessary for increase in the production of crude petroleum in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria through the use of Petrel software tools, which deals with integrated oil exploration and production. Eleven wells, code named A10, A15, A16, B2, B4, B8, B9, C2, C4, C5 and C6, in an oil field belonging to Chevron Nigeria Limited were analyzed using the Petrel software to determine the structural styles favourable for hydrocarbon accumulation. Correlations of these wells were made to determine the points of intersection with permeability of reservoir, porosity of reservoir, of the wells with lithofacies in the reservoir and with the oil saturation zones. These parameters helped to detect the oil trap and the point to commence drilling.
Z.O. Opafunso , B.O. Adewuyi , I.I. Ozigi and E.O. Ifelola , 2008. Application of Petrel Software for Well Correlation in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 3: 153-161.