Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd. embarked on a massive campaign, about three years ago, to evaluate Middle Cretaceous aged (Cenomanian) intra-shelf deposited Shilaif source rock widely and variably developed in its concession area. During this campaign, ADCO has acquired over 3000 feet of core and 150 SWC samples through the Formation. Thorough studies comprising Geochemistry, Petrophysics, Sedimentology and Geomechanics on these Core & SWC samples have been performed. The results revealed that the formation has significant hydrocarbon potential which is spatially and stratigraphically variably developed in the source rock and cleaner section facies of the formation. In addition, the geo mechanical properties also vary both spatially and stratigraphically. These variations in properties demands that the formation need to be tested at multiple locations to fully escalate its flow behavior. It is believed that testing at multiple locations would provide a confidence, full cycle play evaluation which would help in designing economically favorable development program, that the formation is proven interesting. This formation has better TOC contents and thickness than the USA tight formations under production.


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