Hartha Formation divisions Based on Well Logs Analysis in Majnoon Oil Field, Southern Iraq


This study aims to evaluate reservoir characteristics of Hartha Formation in Majnoon oil field based on well logs data for three wells (Mj-1, Mj-3 and Mj-11). Log interpretation was carried out by using a full set of logs to calculate main petrophysical properties such as effective porosity and water saturation, as well as to find the volume of shale. The evaluation of the formation included computer processes interpretation (CPI) using Interactive Petrophysics (IP) software. Based on the results of CPI, Hartha Formation is divided into five reservoir units (A1, A2, A3, B1, B2), deposited in a ramp setting. Facies associations is added to well logs interpretation of Hartha Formation, and was inferred by a microfacies analysis of thin sections from core and cutting samples. The CPI shows that the A2 is the main oil- bearing unit, which is characterized by good reservoir properties, as indicated by high effective porosity, low water saturation, and low shale volume. Less important units include A1 and A3, because they have low petrophysical properties compared to the unit A2.