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Bureau Seminar, April 15, 2011

Seismic Geomorphology and Tectonostratigraphic Fill of
Half Grabens, West Natuna Basin, Indonesia

Link to streaming video TBA: available 04.15.2011 at 8:55am

Darrin BurtonDarrin Burton
Darrin Burton
Ph.D. candidate
BEG Quantitative Clastics Laboratory
, Lesli Wood
Quantitative Clastics Laboratory, BEG

Synrift stratigraphy of the Cenozoic grabens in the West Natuna Basin (WNB) is commonly poorly constrained because few deep wells exist. Stratal slices were produced from high-quality Gabus and Belanak three-dimensional (3-D) seismic surveys to image synrift depositional architectures. Using 3-D seismic geomorphology, we identified five facies that were used to construct a detailed seismic stratigraphic interpretation. The interpreted synrift stratigraphy of the WNB shows a strong tectonic control. From this type of analysis, potential hydro-carbon system elements can be identified and mapped. Thus, in petroleum exploration situations in which few well data exist, 3-D seismic geomorphology can be used to provide key stratigraphic insights.



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