Well Log Lithological Analysis and Petrophysical Parameters Calculation of Miocene to Recent Formation Reservoirs in Well P10, Offshore, Northern Rio Del Rey Basin (Southwest Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea)

  •  Romeo Kuete Noupa    
  •  Paul Gustave Fowe Kwetche    
  •  Steve Imeli Talla    
  •  Lawane Esaie Silvere    
  •  Joseph Rene Lavenir Binyet Ndjebakal    
  •  Moise Bessong    
  •  Marie Joseph Ntamak-Nida    


The P10 well is located offshore, in the Northern part of the Rio Del Rey basin in southwest Cameroon. Although the Rio Del Rey basin is the most prolific coastal basin in Cameroon given the production results from several fields in the southern part, yet it remains very little explored in its northern part. This work evaluation the petroleum potential in the northern part of the Basin using a combination of the "Quick Look" interpretation of the logs recorded in well P10 and "complex matrix" facies analysis of the different lithofacies through the neutron porosity - bulk density (NPHI-RHOB) and delta time sonic - bulk density (DT-RHOB) diagrams. The composite log includes the Gamma Ray log; Caliper log; Deep Resistivity log; neutron porosity log and bulk density log. In addition to this composite log, a geological end of well report is completed to refine the results. Ten (10) near sand/sandstone reservoirs were delineated between 950 and 1803 TVD m (true vertical depth in meter) with very good porosities (12% <Φ< 30%) as well as a mineralogical composition dominated by quartz. Clay volumes are relatively lower than 18% except in reservoirs R5 and R6 where they are around 24%, giving the latter a sandy-clay lithology. Reservoirs R2 and R4 contain oil, the latter with a WOC (Water Oil Contact) at ~1172 m and a GOC (Gas Oil Contact) at 1169 m. Reservoirs R6; R7; R8; R9; R10 all contain Gas and Water with WGC (Water Gas Contact) located at ~1431 m; 1530 m; 1690 m and ~1790 m respectively. In the light of these results, there is a clear dominance of gaseous hydrocarbon reservoirs over oil-impregnated ones in the study area. The results provided by this work can serve as baseline data for future oil and gas exploration projects in the northern part of the Rio Del Ray Basin.

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