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4D time strain and the seismic signature of geomechanical compaction at Genesis

James Rickett, Luca Duranti, Tom Hudson, Bernard Regel and Neil Hodgson
4D time strain and the seismic signature of geomechanical compaction at Genesis (in Geomechanics, Colin M. Sayers (prefacer) and Peter M. T. M. Schutjens (prefacer))
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK) (May 2007) 26 (5): 644-647

Abstract

Genesis Field, which lies in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico at a water depth of 790 m, consists of a series of unconsolidated Pleistocene/Pliocene-aged turbidite sands, dipping up against a salt-cored ridge. Since first oil in 1999, the field has been under primary production, and, although there is a moderate natural water drive in parts of the field, much of it has undergone significant compaction resulting from pressure depletion. The compaction has had severe economic ramifications, as recently several wells have been lost due to compaction-related shear failure.


ISSN: 1070-485X
EISSN: 1938-3789
Serial Title: Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK)
Serial Volume: 26
Serial Issue: 5
Title: 4D time strain and the seismic signature of geomechanical compaction at Genesis
Title: Geomechanics
Author(s): Rickett, JamesDuranti, LucaHudson, TomRegel, BernardHodgson, Neil
Author(s): Sayers, Colin M.prefacer
Author(s): Schutjens, Peter M. T. M.prefacer
Affiliation: Chevron, San Ramon, CA, United States
Affiliation: Consultant, Houston, TX, United States
Pages: 644-647
Published: 200705
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 2007-049912
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sourcesApplied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sects.
N18°00'00" - N30°04'00", W98°00'00" - W80°30'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Heriot-Watt University, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 200726
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