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Seismic geomorphology: imaging elements of depositional systems from shelf to deep basin using 3D seismic data: implications for exploration and development

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Henry W. Posamentier
Henry W. Posamentier
Anadarko Canada Corporation, 425 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4V4, Canada (email: henry_posamentier@anadarko.com)
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Published:
January 01, 2004

Abstract

3D seismic data can play a vital role in hydrocarbon exploration and development especially with regard to mitigating risk associated with presence of reservoir, source, and seal facies. Such data can afford direct imaging of depositional elements, which can then be analyzed using seismic stratigraphy and seismic geomorphology to yield predictions of lithologic distribution, insights to compartmentalization. and identification of stratigraphic trapping possibilities. Benefits can be direct, whereby depositional elements at exploration depths can be identified and interpreted, or they can be indirect, whereby shallow-buried depositional systems can be clearly imaged and provide analogues to deeper exploration or development targets. Examples of imaged depositional elements from both shallow and deep sections are presented.

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Geological Society, London, Memoirs

3D Seismic Technology: Application to the Exploration of Sedimentary Basins

Richard J. Davies
Richard J. Davies
Cardiff University, UK
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Joseph A. Cartwright
Joseph A. Cartwright
Cardiff University, UK
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Simon A. Stewart
Simon A. Stewart
BP, Azerbaijan
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Mark Lappin
Mark Lappin
ExxonMobil Exploration Company, USA
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John R. Underhill
John R. Underhill
The University of Edinburgh, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
29
ISBN electronic:
9781862394049
Publication date:
January 01, 2004

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