Evaluation of shale hydrocarbon potential in upper Talang Akar formation based on laboratory geochemical data analysis and Total Organic Carbon (TOC) modelling

S. G.N. Azizah, A. Haris, Julikah

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Abstract

In shale hydrocarbon exploration, shale acts as the source rock and reservoir rock. This study aims to evaluate the potentional of shale hydrocarbons based on the laboratory geochemical data and TOC (Total Organic Carbon) modelling. Evaluation of shale hydrocarbons in sthe study field was carried out on two wells, X-1 and X-3 wells with a target in the upper part of Talang Akar formation as a source rock. Geochemical data is needed for evaluating the quality of the source rock by looking at the total organic carbon content, the maturity, and the hydrocarbon produced by the source rock. Analysis of the laboratory geochemical data resulted that the shale of upper Talang Akar formation had enough potential and mature organic material and also will generate the hydrocarbon in oil form. One of the main parameters for the success of shale hydrocarbons exploration is to know the amount of organic material of the source rock. TOC obtained from laboratory geochemical data is discrete data. Therefore, TOC modelling is carried out to obtain prediction of continuous TOC in upper Talang Akar formation in both wells. This prediction uses three different methods, those are Passey, multiple linear regression, and neural network. Based on those three methods, neural network produces the best data. The correlation obtained from X-1 well and X-3 well using neural network method are 0.96 and 0.84 respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012069
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume538
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2020
Event3rd Life and Environmental Sciences Academics Forum, LEAF 2019 - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 11 Jul 2019 → …

Keywords

  • Shale hydrocarbon
  • Talang Akar formation
  • total organic carbon

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