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Geophysical basin modeling; methodology and application in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Teresa Szydlik, Hans Kristian Helgesen, Ivar Brevik, Giuseppe De Prisco, Stephen Anthony Clark, Olav Kvamme Leirfall, Kenneth Duffaut, Christopher Stadtler and Mike Cogan
Geophysical basin modeling; methodology and application in deepwater Gulf of Mexico (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): SZ49-SZ58

Abstract

A truly integrated velocity model building method has been developed and applied for seismic imaging. Geophysical basin modeling is designed to mitigate seismic data limitations and constrains the velocity model building by taking advantage of information provided by geologic and geophysical input. The information from geologic concepts and understanding is quantified using basin model simulations to model primary control fields for rock properties, temperature, and effective stress. Transformation of the basin model fields to velocity is made by universally calibrated rock models. Applications show that high-quality seismic images are produced in areas of geologic complexity, where it is challenging to define these properties from seismic data alone. This multidisciplinary operation is of high value in exploration because it offers a significant reduction in the time and effort required to build a velocity model, while also improving the resulting image quality.


ISSN: 2324-8858
EISSN: 2324-8866
Serial Title: Interpretation (Tulsa)
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Geophysical basin modeling; methodology and application in deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Title: Earth model; effective interpretation for conventional and unconventional reservoirs
Author(s): Szydlik, TeresaHelgesen, Hans KristianBrevik, IvarDe Prisco, GiuseppeClark, Stephen AnthonyLeirfall, Olav KvammeDuffaut, KennethStadtler, ChristopherCogan, Mike
Author(s): Dumitrescu, Carmen C.prefacer
Author(s): Laake, Andreasprefacer
Author(s): Osypov, Konstantinprefacer
Affiliation: Statoil, Houston, TX, United States
Affiliation: Terra-IQ, Calgary, AB, Canada
Pages: SZ49-SZ58
Published: 201508
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 21
Accession Number: 2016-006930
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Secondary Affiliation: Schlumberger, USA, United StatesChevron, USA, United States
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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