Structure Analysis of Sa’adi Reservoir in X Supergiant Oilfield, Southern Iraq


  • Rafea Alabdulaziz Basra Oil Company
  • Muwafaq F. Al-Shahwan University of Basra, College of Science
  • Maysaa A. Abdulhameed Basra Education Directorate



The study area is located in southern Iraq in Mesopotamia hydrocarbon province.  It’s part of supergiant liner anticline that extends from south to north, South Rumaila, North Rumaila, West Qurna-1, and West Qurna-2. The major fold oriented north-northwest and extends approximately 120Km. All available data was integrated and used in this study to support a better image of the subsurface of the Sa'adi structure. The Sa'adi reservoir in the study area is considered as a secondary reservoir. Therefore, a three-dimensional seismic survey, and seven VSPs, in addition, to well tops that drive from a set of well logs are used in this study.

The three-dimensional seismic interpretation and subsurface structure maps of both Tops of Sa'adi and Tanuma formations were performed by Halliburton software (OpenWorks, DecisionSpace Geoscience, and Seismic Analysis). The structure maps of Lower Sa'adi_I and Lower Sa'adi_II have been created based on well tops. A set of well logs (Quad combo) were used to identify the well tops in more than four hundred wells that penetrated the Sa'adi reservoir and distributed over the study area using Geolog software. The structure maps of Lower Sa'adi_I and Lower Sa'adi_II in addition to the cross-sections were set up by Petrel 2018 (Schlumberger software). The study gives highly accurate structure maps of top of Upper Sa'adi, top of Lower Sa'adi_I, top of Lower Sa'adi_II, and top of Tanuma formations. The Sa'adi structure in study area is classified as asymmetrical, non-cylindrical, horizontal, antiform, brachy, gentle anticline.


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How to Cite

Alabdulaziz, R.; Al-Shahwan, M. F.; Abdulhameed, M. A. Structure Analysis of Sa’adi Reservoir in X Supergiant Oilfield, Southern Iraq. Journal of Petroleum Research and Studies 2022, 12, 1-15.