Inversion to density and velocity model by integrated with wells data at regional area (central and southwestern Iraq)

  • Ahmed S. AL-Banna Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Salar S. Al- Karadaghi Department of Geology, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Abstract

A new derivative applied to the old gravity Bouguer map (served in 1940s and 1950s), taking regional study area covered the mid and south of Iraq. The gravity anomaly reflects a density contrast variation; therefore it is possible to use gravity inversion to the density and velocity model through layers (615m, 1100m, 1910m, 2750m and 5290m), the depth layers according to the power spectrum analysis of gravity Bouguer. The inversion is according to the integration of gravity anomalies of the each depth layer with the same depth of wells data, considered to the estimations and analysis of density and velocity scatters of the oil wells distribution with depth at the regional area. Taking the relation curve of density and velocity by presenting the function of (8 logs), which obtained the main relation to Seismic velocity and density of the study area, which is confirm with (Nafe and Drake curve). The result of the gravity inversion is on the anomalies behavior in density and velocity domain, taking in seismic stack processing of seismic reflection records and time to depth conversion, as the geophysical integration data is addition to the well data distribution in the regional area of Iraq. Good results obtained on comparing the interpretation of the considered seismic section in the study area.

Published
Jan 30, 2018
How to Cite
AL-BANNA, Ahmed S.; AL- KARADAGHI, Salar S.. Inversion to density and velocity model by integrated with wells data at regional area (central and southwestern Iraq). Iraqi Journal of Science, [S.l.], p. 156-172, jan. 2018. ISSN 2312-1637. Available at: <http://scbaghdad.edu.iq/eijs/index.php/eijs/article/view/156>. Date accessed: 19 aug. 2018.
Section
Geology