Seismic Characterization of Carbonate Platforms and Reservoirs
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Modern seismic data have become an essential toolkit for studying carbonate platforms and reservoirs in impressive detail. Whilst driven primarily by oil and gas exploration and development, data sharing and collaboration are delivering fundamental geological knowledge on carbonate systems, revealing platform geomorphologies and how their evolution on millennial time scales, as well as kilometric length scales, was forced by long-term eustatic, oceanographic or tectonic factors. Quantitative interrogation of modern seismic attributes in carbonate reservoirs permits flow units and barriers arising from depositional and diagenetic processes to be imaged and extrapolated between wells.
This volume reviews the variety of carbonate platform and reservoir characteristics that can be interpreted from modern seismic data, illustrating the benefits of creative interaction between geophysical and carbonate geological experts at all stages of a seismic campaign. Papers cover carbonate exploration, including the uniquely challenging South Atlantic pre-salt reservoirs, seismic modelling of carbonates, and seismic indicators of fluid flow and diagenesis.
Assessing controls on isolated carbonate platform development in Central Luconia, NW Borneo, from a regional 3D seismic facies and geomorphology investigation
Published:July 29, 2021
King King Ting, Yan Eng Tan, Edwin Chiew, Ee Lin Lee, Ahmad Nazmi Azudin, Noor Alyani Ishak, 2021. "Assessing controls on isolated carbonate platform development in Central Luconia, NW Borneo, from a regional 3D seismic facies and geomorphology investigation", Seismic Characterization of Carbonate Platforms and Reservoirs, J. Hendry, P. Burgess, D. Hunt, X. Janson, V. Zampetti
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The Central Luconia province in the South China Sea, offshore Sarawak, features extensive development of Middle to Late Miocene isolated carbonate platforms. This study presents a regional seismic architecture – seismic facies review of platform flank geometries and off-platform depositional styles, with the goals of understanding their patterns and exploring the controlling processes. The information on flank steepness and predominant shedding direction is contextualized with respect to extrinsic and intrinsic factors of carbonate platform growth, including tectonics, eustatic sea-level fluctuations, hydrodynamics and regional palaeogeography. Results reveal that flank geometries are consistent throughout the Middle to Late Miocene. In the...