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Geophysical basin modeling; effective stress, temperature, and pore pressure uncertainty

Giuseppe De Prisco, David Thanoon, Ran Bachrach, Ivar Brevik, Stephen Anthony Clark, Maarten P. Corver, Randolph E. F. Pepper, Thomas Hantschel, Hans Kristian Helgesen, Konstantin Osypov and Olav Kvamme Leirfall
Geophysical basin modeling; effective stress, temperature, and pore pressure uncertainty (in Earth model; effective interpretation for conventional and unconventional reservoirs, Carmen C. Dumitrescu (prefacer), Andreas Laake (prefacer) and Konstantin Osypov (prefacer))
Interpretation (Tulsa) (August 2015) 3 (3): SZ27-SZ39

Abstract

Seismic interpretation is a complex process, in which many data types are considered and integrated to create a structural and/or stratigraphic model. In many cases, interpreters rely only on a seismic image or its attributes obtained after data processing and migration. Traditionally, interpretation was started after seismic imaging with little feedback to the seismic imaging process. However, modern depth imaging and tomography require integrating geologic concepts and constraints into the imaging process. Interaction between an interpreter, earth-model builder, and depth imager becomes necessary to improve the accuracy of seismic-derived structures and stratigraphic models. We have developed an example of closing the loop between geophysics and geology via a 3D geophysical basin modeling workflow that uses geologic concepts and rock-physics modeling to estimate a prior anisotropic seismic velocity model. In addition, the use of a geomechanical model to understand stress regimes in the area of interest and to map stress perturbations into a velocity perturbation ensures a stress-consistent earth model. Because the predictive capability of a numerical simulator was strictly related to the quantification of uncertainties related to its inputs (e.g., geometry, boundary conditions, and constitutive laws), uncertainty should be quantified at basin-length scales and geologic time scales. We used the Logan prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico as an example to demonstrate the workflow.


ISSN: 2324-8858
EISSN: 2324-8866
Serial Title: Interpretation (Tulsa)
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Geophysical basin modeling; effective stress, temperature, and pore pressure uncertainty
Title: Earth model; effective interpretation for conventional and unconventional reservoirs
Affiliation: Statoil, Houston, TX, United States
Affiliation: Terra-IQ, Calgary, AB, Canada
Pages: SZ27-SZ39
Published: 201508
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 17
Accession Number: 2016-006928
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, sects.
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Secondary Affiliation: Schlumberger, USA, United StatesChevron, USA, United StatesSchlumberger PTS, USA, United StatesSchlumberger, DEU, Germany
Source Note: Online First
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: 201604
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