Effect of gamma ray normalization on net pay calculation, a case study of "pE" field, central Sumatra basin

W. P. Cahyaningati, M. Mariyanto*, W. Lestari, R. Amelia, S. A. Yusroni, S. Sapdawati

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Reservoir's quality is very important in exploration of oil and gas. This quality can be used to determine the productive field including the reserve itself. To analyse the reservoir quality, net pay thickness needs to be determined. However, different quality of logging tools will affect the log reading and thickness interval. Therefore, it needs to be normalized in order to equalize the reading of minimum and maximum log values in interest zone. This study is intended to interpret the impact of gamma ray normalization on net calculation. The net pay calculation is carried out with and without normalization. To do normalization, cumulative percentile used are 3% and 93%. For instance, before normalization, the highest net pay in PE_35 is 12ft. After P93 and P3 normalization, the highest net pay value become 13.5ft and 51.5ft respectively. If the net pay value of PE_35 using P3 normalization is compared to the net pay value before normalized, then the normalized value is optimized more than 5%, which is a good amount of optimization. Thus, to obtain an optimistic net pay value, normalization must be done. To conclude this study, 3% cumulative percentile normalization method has shown the most optimistic net pay value increase.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012024
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2021
Event3rd International Conference on Research and Learning of Physics, ICRLP 2020 - Padang, India
Duration: 3 Sept 20204 Sept 2020


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