3D Seismic Technology: Application to the Exploration of by R J Davies, J A Cartwright, S A Stewart, M Lappin and J R

By R J Davies, J A Cartwright, S A Stewart, M Lappin and J R Underhill

A 'new age' of subsurface geological mapping that's simply as a long way ranging in scope because the frontier floor geological mapping campaigns of the earlier centuries is rising. it's the direct results of the arrival of 2nd, and for that reason 3D, seismic info paralleled by means of advances in seismic acquisition and processing over the last 3 a long time. Subsurface mapping is fuelled by way of the commercial force to discover and get well hydrocarbons yet necessarily it is going to bring about significant conceptual advances in Earth sciences, throughout a broader diversity of disciplines than these made through the 2nd seismic revolution of the Nineteen Seventies. Now that 3D seismic information assurance has elevated and the know-how is largely on hand we're poised to mine the complete highbrow and fiscal advantages. This publication illustrates how 3D seismic know-how is getting used to appreciate depositional platforms and stratigraphy, structural and igneous geology, in constructing and generating from hydrocarbon reservoirs and in addition what contemporary technological advances were made. This technological trip is a fast-moving one the place the rest medical strength nonetheless some distance exceeds the scope of the advances made up to now. This publication explores the breadth of the possibilities that lie forward in addition to the inevitable accompanying demanding situations. additionally on hand: the way forward for Geological Modelling in Hydrocarbon improvement - specified book no 309 - ISBN 1862392668 South Caspian to valuable Iran Basins - specific e-book no 312 - ISBN 9781862392717 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the planet, and one of many greatest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes a variety of fine quality peer-reviewed titles for lecturers and execs operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable overseas recognition for the standard of its work.The many parts during which we post in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reviews and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses

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F O W L E R l, E . G U R I T N O , P. S H E R W O O D G. G O F F E Y 2, M . J. S M I T H l, S. A L G A R , I. B U S O N O , 3 & A. O. E 3paladin Resources Plc, Princes House, 38 Jermyn Street, London SW1 Y 6DN, UK Abstract: To aid exploration and appraisal of hydrocarbon discoveries in deepwater deposits of the Kutei Basin, a study of analogous sedimentaryarchitecturesin Recent deposits of the same basin was undertaken. High quality 3D seismic were used to develop an understandingof the external and internal geometry of slope to basin floor elements in a structured setting.

1). The lithology of the sediment waves in the study area is unknown (those on levees and as fields proximal to active canyons), but comparisons can be drawn with published examples. A study by Migeon et al. (2001) presented calibrated examples of sediment waves on the Var sedimentary ridge. The sediment waves are asymmetric, the result of deposition on the upstream side and lower deposition rates and erosion on the downstream side, with sand preferentially deposited on the upstream side. It is possible that the sediment wave fields were generated by contour currents (Mutti 1992), but the orientations of their crests varies significantly from field to field, suggesting a different formative process.

In: BOUMA, A. , NORMARK, W. H. & BARNES, N. E. (eds) Submarine Fans and Related Turbidite Systems. Springer, Berlin, 143-156. CAMPION, K. , SPRAGUE, A. , LOVELL, R. , DRZEWIECKI,P. , SULLIVAN,M. , ARD1LL,J. , JENSEN,G. N. & SICKAFOOSE, D. K. 2000. Outcrop expression of confined channel complexes. GCSSEPM Foundation 20th Annual Research Conference, Deepwater Reservoirs of the WorM, 128-150. , TROMP, J. P. & MECKEL, T. 2000. Brunei deep water exploration: From sea floor images and shallow seismic analogues to depositional models in a slope turbidite setting.

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