Doctoral Dissertations


Characterization and permeability modeling of complex Mauddud-Burgan carbonate reservoir


"Mauddud-Burgan is a carbonate reservoir located in southeast Kuwait which is known for its structural complexity, especially in the context of horizontal drilling activities...This study addresses a detailed characterization of Mauddud-Burgan formation to expedite future reservoir planning and development. The detailed analysis involved seven aspects of reservoir characterizations, including: geological study, thin-section study, XRD study, SEM study, core study, well logging study and well test analysis....The principal objective of the study is to integrate results obtained from experimental measurements of rock samples from Well A, and, to build a model based on this integration. A new, unconventional approach of modeling based on Neural Networks is used to characterize the permeability of Mauddud-Burgan"--Abstract, leaf iii.


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Petroleum Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2005


xvi, 190 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 185-187).

Geographic Coverage



© 2005 Waleed Hussein Ali Abbas Ali Al-Bazzaz, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




Library of Congress Subject Headings

Carbonate reservoirs -- Kuwait
Oil reservoir engineering
Soil permeability -- Mathematical models

Thesis Number

T 8843

Print OCLC #


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