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Reducing uncertainty and risk through field-based studies

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M. B. J. Bowman
M. B. J. Bowman
Texas A&M University, Education City, Al Rayyan, Qatar
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H. R. Smyth
H. R. Smyth
Neftex Exploration Insights, Halliburton, Milton Park, Abingdon OX14 4RW, UK
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Published:
January 01, 2016

Abstract

Field-based studies, be they regional or basin-scale fieldwork, or the examination of outcrop analogues, have been an important component of petroleum system studies in the upstream oil and gas industry for many years. Recent technological advances, founded on traditional field methodologies, whether they are in digital outcrop characterization or developments in processing and computational capabilities, have fuelled a resurgence in such fieldwork. These studies enable the building of realistic models that allow the exploration or production geoscientist to navigate effectively from plate-to-play-to-pore. The interrogation of field data and resulting models provide a more informed means of benchmarking the subsurface, as well as a more realistic view of subsurface uncertainty and the management of associated risk in subsurface description and prediction.

This Special Publication records 12 papers given at a conference titled ‘Reducing Subsurface Uncertainty and Risk Through Field-Based Studies’ organized by the Petroleum Group of the Geological Society of London, and held in London from 4 to 6 March 2014. The observations drawn in this introductory paper reflect the authors’ experiences, presentations at the conference and manuscripts within this volume.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

The Value of Outcrop Studies in Reducing Subsurface Uncertainty and Risk in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production

M. Bowman
M. Bowman
Texas A&M University, Qatar
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H. R. Smyth
H. R. Smyth
Neftex Exploration Insights, UK
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T. R. Good
T. R. Good
ExxonMobil, UK
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S. R. Passey
S. R. Passey
CASP, UK
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J. P. P. Hirst
J. P. P. Hirst
Sedimentology Consultant, UK
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C. J. Jordan
C. J. Jordan
British Geological Survey
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Geological Society of London
Volume
436
ISBN electronic:
9781786203090
Publication date:
January 01, 2016

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