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The Ivanhoe, Rob Roy and Hamish Fields, Block 15/21, UK North Sea

M. A. Harvey
M. A. Harvey
Helix RDS, Peregrine Road, Westhill Business Park, Aberdeen AB32 6JL, UK
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S. Currie
S. Currie
Amerada Hess Exploration & Production Ltd., Scott House, Hareness Road, Altens, Aberdeen AB12 3LE, UK
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January 01, 2003


The Ivanhoe, Rob Roy and Hamish Fields lie in the Moray Firth of the UKCS in Block 15/21 and contain undersaturated oil trapped in the prolific Upper Jurassic Piper reservoir in tilted fault block traps. The fields were brought on stream in 1989 and since then the reservoir model has undergone several revisions with changes to the calculated oil in place volumes. The two main areas of uncertainty in the geological model are the position of the faults and the distribution of permeability. Improvements in the quality of the seismic data and the well ties brought about greater confidence in the seismic pick at top reservoir and the placement of the major bounding faults to the fields. The reservoir is generally sand-prone with a high net to gross ratio, porosity and permeability, which suggest that the reservoir would behave in a fairly homogeneous manner to fluid flow. Detailed reservoir description shows that this is not always the case. Improvements to the geological model permit a better understanding of the connection between the injector and producer wells and the degrees of influence from faults and heterogeneities in the reservoir to the fluid flow. Based on the current model the present recoverable reserves are estimated to be 187 MMBBL.

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Geological Society, London, Memoirs

United Kingdom Oil and Gas Fields Commemorative Millennium Volume

J. G. Gluyas
J. G. Gluyas
Acorn Oil Gas Ltd, Staines, Middlesex, UK
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H. M. Hichens
H. M. Hichens
Oil and Gas Directorate, London, UK
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Geological Society of London
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January 01, 2003




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