3D Seismic Structural and Stratigraphy Study of Shuaiba Formation in Kumait Oil Field-Southern Iraq

  • Kamal K. Ali Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Ghazi H. Al-Sharaa Ministry of Oil, Oil Exploration Company, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Ansam H. Rasheed Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: 3D Seismic, Shuaiba Formation, Kumait Oil field, Structural features, Sedimentary basin, Iraq

Abstract

The Kumait Oil field was interpreted using 3-D seismic data from Oil Exploration company. The Shuaiba Formation (Cretaceous Age) reflector is detected.Structural map of formation is prepared to obtain the location and direction of  the sedimentary basin and shoreline. Depth maps was drawn depending on the structural interpretation of  the picked reflector and show several structural feature as closures.The seismic interpretation of the area approves the presence of some stratigraphic features in the studied formation. Some distributary mound and flatspot were observed within the study area, but they are not continuous due to the tectonic effects. These activity elements give reasonable explanation for the hydrocarbon distribution in the area of study and explain the cause of wildcat of Kt-2 is well.

Published
2018-09-25
How to Cite
Ali, K. K., Al-Sharaa, G. H., & Rasheed, A. H. (2018). 3D Seismic Structural and Stratigraphy Study of Shuaiba Formation in Kumait Oil Field-Southern Iraq. Iraqi Journal of Science, 59(3C), 1665-1672. Retrieved from https://ijs.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/eijs/article/view/480
Section
Geology

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