Natural Fractures Help Unlock Tight Carbonates in Oman
The authors of this paper develop an integrated technical approach that can be used to unlock one of the largest undeveloped resources in an operator’s portfolio.
Within the stratigraphy of one of the largest fields in north Oman is the Natih B reservoir. The development of the reservoir has undergone several challenges over the past decades because of the complexity of the reservoir setting and difficulties in locating the natural fractures. Success in developing such tight carbonates depends on the integration of high-quality seismic, borehole imagery, petrophysics, and dynamic data. The objective of the complete paper is to develop an integrated technical approach that can be used to unlock one of the largest undeveloped resources in the operator’s current portfolio.
With approximately 1 billion bbl of oil originally in place in the development area of interest, Natih B is a significant undeveloped resource in the operator’s portfolio.