Shales in the reservoir causes complications for the petrophysicist because they generally are conductive and mask the high resistance characteristic of hydrocarbons. Data from a suite of well logs were used to estimate the effect of reservoir shaliness on petrophysical parameters of some reservoir rocks of the eastern Niger Delta Basin. The log section was digitized using Neuralog software. Delineation of the productive clean and dirty formations, as well as mapping of the fluid contents of the possible reservoir zones was carried out using Interactive Petrophysics software. Fifteen shaly sand bodies were identified. It was observed that, shale correction leads to a significant change in petrophysical parameters. The results obtained indicate that, the Simandoux and Indonesian models used for the study are both suitable for water saturation, and hydrocarbon saturation analysis in shaly sands of this part of the Basin. The porosity results for the Indonesian and Simandoux models gave, respectively 0.14-0.23 and 0.22-0.28, while the hydrocarbon saturation results are 0.650-0.908 and 0.650-0.911 with permeabilities values of 1487.442-8881.697 mD and 1568.532-7451.592 mD for uncorrected and corrected permeability, respectively. Thomas-Stieber model shows that shale distribution in sands of the eastern Niger Delta Basin is mainly structural with few of disperse and laminar ones.
Key words: Reservoir rock, Shaly sands, petrophysical parameters, well logs, models.
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