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Seismic Resolution of Submarine Channel Architecture as Indicated by Outcrop Analogs

By
J. L. Coleman, Jr.
J. L. Coleman, Jr.
BP Amoco, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
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F. C. Sheppard, III
F. C. Sheppard, III
BP Amoco, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
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T. K. Jones
T. K. Jones
BP Amoco, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
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Published:
January 01, 2000

Abstract

Economical production of hydrocarbons from submarine fan reservoirs requires a clear understanding of reservoir architecture and fluid flow properties. Seismic profiling has been used to delineate the extent of hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir architecture and associated flow heterogeneities. Outcrop study constrains the architectural interpretation options in field development plans. Seismic modeling of an outcrop of a submarine fan channel complex was undertaken to illustrate the acquisition and processing requirements and interpretation limits for a generic exploration seismic program. Unless appropriately designed, conventional, exploration-grade seismic data will not have the frequency content and resolution capability to image clearly submarine channel complexity of a detail commonly observed in outcrop.

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AAPG Memoir

Fine-Grained Turbidite Systems

Arnold H. Bouma
Arnold H. Bouma
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Charles G. Stone
Charles G. Stone
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
72
ISBN electronic:
9781629812625
Publication date:
January 01, 2000

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