Pliocene "Red Series" Reservoir Characterization and Organic Geochemistry of Hydrocarbons and Source Rocks, Western Turkmenistan Onshore and Offshore Shelf


This report presents the results of a study carried out as a colloborative effort by the Energy & Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah (EGI), the Balkan Research Petroleum Institute (BalkanNIPINeft) in Nebit-Dag, Turkmenistan and the Geology Institute of Azerbaijan National Academy of Siences (GIA) in Baku, Azerbaijan. The involvement of BalkanNIPINeft took place under the auspices of the Turkmenistan Polytechnical Institute (TPI) in Nebit-Dag.

The study which commenced on February 1, 1997, was performed by scientists from EGI, BalkanNIPINeft and GIA, using data supplied by BalkanNIPINeft and GIA. Most of the work wsa done in EGIs offices in Salt Lake City. The database which is specified in detailed in individual chapters of the report, consists essentially of core samples, wireline logs, oil samples and seismic lines from both offshore and onshore areas of Turkmenistan (Enclosure 1.1).

The report comprises four volumes. The first covers the regional structure and stratigraphy of western Turkmenistan, and includes a sequence-stratigraphic study of the Red Series. Volume II examines the nature of the reservoirs in the Red Series, based mainly on petrographic observations, and identifies the factors controlling variations in small-scale reservoir quality. Volume III characterizes the pertoleum charge system using both conventional geochemical and thermal-modeling techniques and also a novel statistical method of analyzing oils data. Volume IV presents displays summarizing field geology; information on poduction tests; pressure decline and formation water composition; and core analysis data, including results of mercury capillary pressure analysis, for individual field. In addition this volume contains thin-section photomicrographs for fields from which core samples were available.


VOLUME I. Regional Structure and Stratigraphy

Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Appendices
List of Enclosures

Chapter 1.
Introduction and Databases
Chapter 2. Tectonics of southwestern Turkmenistan
Chapter 3. Regional tectonic setting and structural style
Chapter 4. Stratigraphy of southwest Turkmenistan
Chapter 5. Regional sequence stratigraphy of the Red Series in the Southern Caspian Basin
Chapter 6. Habitat of oil and gas


VOLUME II. Reservoir Distribution and Quality

Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Plates
List of Appendices

Chapter 1.
Factors controlling small-scale reservoir quality
Chapter 2. Turkmenistan core samples - mineralogy
Chapter 3. A note on large-scale reservoir quality


VOLUME III. Properties and Origin of Oils and Gases

Executive summary
Geochemical summary
Table of contents
List of figures (Appendix 3.1)
List of tables (Appendix 3.2)



1.0 Introduction


2.0 Methods Of Investigation
2.1 Turkmenistan Chemical Analysis
2.1.1 Bulk Analysis
2.1.3 Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID)
2.1.4 Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID) C7 Analysis
2.1.5 High Temperature Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detection
2.1.6 Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
2.2 Azerbaijan Chemical Analyses
2.3 Data Analysis
2.3.1 Mango Temperature of OIl Generation Calculations
2.3.2 Numerical "Unmixing" Procedure
2.3.3 Representation of Model Results


3.0 Results
3.1 Bulk Analysis
3.1.1 Rocks
3.1.2 Crude Oils
3.2 GC / FID Results
3.2.1 Rock Extracts
3.2.2 Crude Oils Gasoline Range Mid Chain and Heavy End C9 - C18 Trace Component Analysis (GC-FID) HTGC-FID Results
3.3 GC-MS Results
3.3.1 Rock Extracts
3.3.2 Crude Oils
3.4 Vitrinite Reflectance and TAI Results
3.5 PVA Fingerprinting Results
3.5.1 data Set 1: Azerbaijan Gasoline Range Model
3.5.2 data Set 2: Turkmenistan Gasoline Range Model
3.5.3 data Set 3: Azerbaijan Alkane / Isoprenoid Model
3.5.4 data Set 4: Turkmenistan Alkaline / Isoprenoid Model
3.5.5 data Set 5: Azerbaijan Biomarker Model
3.5.6 data Set 6: Turkmenistan Biomarker Model
3.5.7 data Set 7: Azerbaijan / Turkmenistan Generic Biomarker Compound Class Model


4.0 Burial History and Maturity Modeling
4.1 Introduction and Objective
4.2 Methods
4.2.1 Stratigraphic Model
4.2.2 Thermal History Model
4.2.3 BMOD Calculation parameters
4.3 Results


5.0 Interpretation
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Source Rock Characterization
5.2.1 Azerbaijan
5.2.2 Turkmeinstan
5.2.3 Comparison of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan Source Rocks
5.3 Crude Oil Characterization
5.3.1 Azerbaijan
5.3.2 Turkmenistan
5.3.3 Comparison of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan Crude Oils
5.4 Calculation of Hydrocarbons Generated
5.5 Petroleum System Synthesis



VOLUME IV. Oil and Gas Field Data (Text and Enclosures 1.1 - 5.1)

Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Plates
List of Appendices

Chapter 1.
Chapter 2. Komsomol
Chapter 3. Koturdepe
Chapter 4. Barsa-Gelmes
Chapter 5. Burun
Chapter 6. Nebit-Dag
Chapter 7. Kum-Dag
Chapter 8. Karadepe
Chapter 9. Kyzyl-Kum
Chapter 10. Guydzhik
Chapter 11. Erdekli
Chapter 12. W.Erdekli
Chapter 13. Gograndag
Chapter 14. Ekiz-ak
Chapter 15. Bugdaily
Chapter 16. South Bugdaily - Korpedzhe - East Kamyshldzha
Chapter 17. Kamyshldzha
Chapter 18. South Kamyshldzha
Chapter 19. Okarem
Chapter 20. Keymir
Chapter 21. Ak-Patlaukh
Chapter 22. Chekisler
Chapter 23. Fersman and a general note on the Offshore fields
Chapter 24. Ogurchinskaya
Chapter 25. Zhdanov
Chapter 26. LAM
Chapter 27. Livanov


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