ABSTRACT

Much of the world’s conventional oil and gas production comes from turbidite systems. Interpreting them in three dimensions using commercially available software generally requires seismic attributes. Hybrid carbonate turbidite systems are an interesting phenomenon that is not fully understood. I have examined the attribute expression of channel forms in a hybrid carbonate turbidite system from off the coast of Western Australia. I have determined several characteristic responses to attributes that improve the ability to identify and delineate the channel forms. Finally, I have evaluated and developed a workflow that is effective at modeling and extracting the channel forms in three dimensions, leading to a product that can be used in further understanding of how carbonate turbidite systems develop.

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