Petrophysics Analysis for Reservoir Characterization of Upper Plover Formation in the Field “A”, Bonaparte Basin, Offshore Timor, Maluku, Indonesia

Sugeng Sapto Surjono(1*), Indra Arifianto(2)

(1) Department of Geological Engineering, Gadjah Mada University
(2) Department of Geological Engineering, Gadjah Mada University
(*) Corresponding Author


Hydrocarbon potential within Upper Plover Formation in the Field “A” has not been produced due to unclear in understanding of reservoir problem. This formation consists of heterogeneous reservoir rock with their own physical characteristics. Reservoir characterization has been done by applying rock typing (RT) method utilizing wireline logs data to obtain reservoir properties including clay volume, porosity, water saturation, and permeability. Rock types are classified on the basis of porosity and permeability distribution from routines core analysis (RCAL) data. Meanwhile, conventional core data is utilized to depositional environment interpretations. This study also applied neural network methods to rock types analyze for intervals reservoir without core data. The Upper Plover Formation in the study area indicates potential reservoir distributes into 7 parasequences. Their were deposited during transgressive systems in coastal environments (foreshore - offshore) with coarsening upward pattern during Middle to Late Jurassic. The porosity of reservoir ranges from 1–19 % and permeability varies from 0.01 mD to 1300 mD. Based on the facies association and its physical properties from rock typing analysis, the reservoir within Upper Plover Formation can be grouped into 4 reservoir class: Class A (Excellent), Class B (Good), Class C (Poor), and Class D (Very Poor). For further analysis, only class A-C are considered as potential reservoir, and the remain is neglected.


Upper Plover Formation · Rock typing · Depositional environment · Bonaparte basin · Maluku · Indonesia.

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