Petrophysical Reservoir Characterization of Habiganj Gas Field, Surma Basin, Bangladesh


  • Shamiha Shafinaz Shreya University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Anwar Hossain Bhuiyan University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Shakhawat Hossain University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Tania Sultana Reservoir and Data Management Division, Petrobangla, Dhaka, Bangladesh



Petrophysical analysis, Reservoir, Well logs, Habiganj gas field, Surma basin


The previous studies on the petrophysical and volumetric analysis of Habiganj gas field were based on limited well data. As the accuracy of volumetric analysis relies greatly on petrophysical parameters, it is important to estimate them accurately. In this study we analyzed all eleven wells drilled in the Habiganj field to determine the petrophysical parameters. Analysis of the well logs revealed two distinct reservoir zones in this field termed as upper reservoir zone and lower reservoir zone. Stratigraphically, these two reservoir zones are in the Bokabil and Bhuban Formation of Surma Group. Petrophysical analysis shows significant differences between the two zones in terms of petrophysical parameters. Porosity in the upper reservoir zone ranges from 12% to 36%, with an average of 28%. This zone is highly permeable, as indicated by the average permeability of 500 mili Darcy (mD). The average water saturation in this zone is around 18% suggesting high gas saturation. The lower reservoir zone has an average porosity, permeability, and water saturation of 12%, 60mD, and 43%, respectively, indicating poor reservoir quality. An analysis of log motifs indicates that the upper reservoir zone is composed of stacked sands of blocky pattern. The sands in this interval are clean, as indicated by the lower shale volume of 12-15%. The average thickness of this zone is 230m, and the presence of this zone in all the drilled wells suggests high lateral continuity. The lower reservoir zone consists of sand bodies of serrated pattern. The sands have high shale volume and are laterally discontinuous. Overall, the upper reservoir zone has superior petrophysical properties to the lower reservoir zone. Although the reservoir quality of the lower reservoir zone is poorer than that of the upper zone, this zone can be considered as the secondary target for hydrocarbon production. Petrophysical parameters of this study were estimated from all the eleven wells drilled in this field; hence the values are more accurate. The reported values of the petrophysical parameters in this study are recommended to use to re-estimate the reserves in Habiganj field.

The Dhaka University Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 10(1), 2021, P 1-10





How to Cite

Shreya, S. S. ., Hossain Bhuiyan, M. A., Hossain, S. ., & Sultana, T. . (2021). Petrophysical Reservoir Characterization of Habiganj Gas Field, Surma Basin, Bangladesh. The Dhaka University Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 10(1), 1–10.