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Assessment of the influence of fracturing on the reservoir characteristics at Sarqala field, Zagros fold and thrust belt - Northern Iraq

Authors: Hoshmanad M. ALI graduated from the University of Sulaimani in 2012, from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University) in 2016. He is post-graduate student at the Department of Geology of Hydrocarbon Systems of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University). Scientific interests are related with tectonics and structural studies as well as fracture modeling of fractured oil and gas reservoirs. E-mail: mustafahoshmand1@gmail.com
Sergey F. KHAFIZOV graduated from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas in 1987. He is Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor, Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and AAPG, Head of the Geology of Hydrocarbon Systems Department at Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University). He is specialist in the field of oil and gas fields’ exploration. He is author of four mo-nographs and more than 60 scientific publications in Russian and international periodicals. E-mail: khafizov@gubkin.ru

Abstract: We consider the fracture modeling on the base of stress inversion model, as a tool for detecting discontinuities in Jeribe/U. Dhiban carbonate reservoir and, consequently, determining prospective areas for drilling wells at Sarqala field, North of Iraq. This method works on the stress heterogeneity caused by the activation of the main faults, and is formalized using the boundary element method in Petrel software

Index UDK: 550.8

Keywords: Zagros fold thrust belt, geomechanics, inversion of paleostresses, faults, tectonics, fracture network (DFN)

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