Gas field evaluation in "eD" field offshore Mahakam Delta, Kutai Basin using geostatistic inversion method compare to deterministic method

Elsadella Nindya Putri, Mohammad Syamsu Rosid, Haryono Haryanto

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Field "ED" is located in the offshore of Mahakam Delta, Kutai Basin. This field has two wells, namely D-1 and D-2, also 3-D seismic data post-stack, partial-stack seismic data, near and far. Based on well data, this field has thin reservoirs, which is limited by the D Upper and D Lower horizons. The reservoir is also quite heterogenic because of deltaic environment. With this field condition, the method that is considered appropriate for evaluating the Field "ED" is geostatistic inversion method where the method will produce more detailed picture because it uses a geostatistic approach and continuous simulation with a combination of SGS (Sequential Gaussian Simulation) and Bayesian methods. In other words, the purpose of this study is to characterize the reservoir in the interest zone and obtain the subsurface model by comparing the results of deterministic inversion and geostatistic inversion. The method is doing an acoustic impedance inversion with deterministic and geostatistic method. From the results of inversion, the sandstone and shale, with interbedded limestone are distributed in the interest zone. Also the geostatistic inversion result shows that the layers are thinner than the deterministic inversion result and it is closer to geological condition. In addition to inversion, fluid factor analysis is carried out by using partial-stack seismic data and there is strong amplitude in the interest zone which is indicating the presence of gas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Energy Conference, ASTECHNOVA 2019
EditorsAwang Noor Indra Wardana, Suryo Purwono, Peng Hong Liem
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419827
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2020
Event7th International Energy Conference, ASTECHNOVA 2019 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 30 Oct 201931 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference7th International Energy Conference, ASTECHNOVA 2019


  • Deterministic Inversion
  • Gas Field
  • Geostatistic Inversion
  • Kutai Basin
  • Mahakam Delta


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