A reservoir-geological review has been carried out on the Al Huwaisah oil field (North Oman) and a geological model has been developed. Mainly based on sedimentological studies of core material, the distribution of the different lithofacies types of the reservoir formation has been reconstructed and the depositional environment interpreted. The resulting geological model shows analogies with the sedimentation pattern on Recent carbonate shoals in the Arabian Gulf. This, in combination with the good correlation between lithofacies types and reservoir properties, allows prediction of the different reservoir units and hence optimisation of the future development of the field.

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