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Scalable Basin Modeling – an Application for Petroleum ExplorationNormal access

Authors: E.A. Lavrenova, V.Y. Kerimov, A.A. Gorbunov and R.N. Mustaev
Event name: Geomodel 2019
Session: Моделирование в условиях неопределенности. Бассейновое моделирование
Publication date: 17 September 2019
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201950040
Organisations: EAGE
Language: Russian
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 966.45Kb )
Price: € 20

Basin Modeling is a powerful tool for oil and gas exploration. But it is always a non-trivial task to prepare model geometry since seismic interpretation is still an intensive and time-consuming process based on manual picking or auto-tracking of a single horizon. Only the main geologic boundaries one can obtain this way and solve merely regional tasks. Scalable Basin Modeling (SBM) technology overcomes this problem by using Stratigraphic Cube (SC) calculated automatically from seismic. SBM involves the complete set of seismic data and provides a convincing approach to construct sufficient input geometry for modeling. The technology supplies compatible nested models of the Basin, Petroleum System, and Play, based on the single detailed grid of SC. Browse basin case study demonstrates the high effectiveness of SBM under a complicated geologic condition with rapidly shifting depositional systems.

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