Geological Implications of Geophysical
Enhancement Techniques in Kirkuk Oilfields
Marwan Mutib1 , Mahmood Al- Mufarji2 , Marwa. Kashmoola3
1 Mosul University - Petroleum Engineering College./Iraq- Mosul.
2 Kirkuk University - Geology Dept./Iraq- Kirkuk
3Mosul Municipality / Iraq- mosul
Received date : 19/ 11/ 2012 Accepted date : 4 / 6 / 2014
The study area is located in Kirkuk governorate in the north–eastern part of Iraq within
the footills zone which includes the transverse Kirkuk block that contains oilfield anticlines
(Baba, Bai Hassan and Khabaz) trending NW to SE. The previous studies have pointed out
that there are tectonic faults and sub-blocks in and around the study area.
The enhancement processings were applied on the available geophysical data in the
purpose of identifying the tectonic and structural implications via a correlation with the
previous petroleum and academic studies. The first directional derivatives of the gravity data
revealed the presence of three deep seated secondary blocks coinciding with the boundary of
central faulting and Kirkuk fault. The map of the math's difference between the maps
obtained by filters (8 & 90) delineated the sub-blocks boundaries. Furthermore, the math's
difference between the maps obtained by filter (8) and the original Bouguer is characterized
by associating with faults of south eastern parts of the study area. The map of math's
difference between geogridding and local polynomial data is also displayed that the
structures of Bai Hassan, Khabaz and Jambur representing a huge geological structure
(separated with saddles) parallel to Kirkuk structure.
The first directional derivative map of the geomagnetic data is also illustrated the
deep sub-blocks underneath the structures of the study area. As well, the map of the math's
difference between original total magnetic field and local polynomial is displayed the
presence of shallow magnetized bodies.
Download Full PDF File
Keywords: Kirkuk, Bai Hassan, Geophysical Enhancement Techniques
kirkuk university journal scientific studies
Publisher: Kirkuk University
Language: Arabic and English
This journal is Open Access