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Neogene full cycle shelf/slope/basin system analogue, West of Shetlands, UK

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doi: 10.3997/2214-4609.20130776
Authors:Sutton, J. P.; Jones, D.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Valiant Petroleum, ???
Volume Title:75th EAGE conference & exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013
Source:Conference and Technical Exhibition - European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, Vol.75; 75th EAGE conference & exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013, London, United Kingdom, June 10-13, 2013. Publisher: European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), International. ISSN: 1028-3668
Publication Date:2013
Note:In English; illus., incl. sects., geol. sketch maps
Summary:The availability of a 3D seismic dataset allows for the review of a preserved full cycle shelf-to-slope-to- basin setting from near water bottom Neogene deposits in the West of Shetlands, UK. This goes beyond the 2D interpretations that proliferate most previous technical papers. The use of 3D seismic data visualisation allows a comprehensive review of imaging and interpreting of the key geomorphologies associated with shelf, slope and deep water basin settings. The resolution of the Neogene sediments is enhanced by creating and analysing the principal seismic attributes Sweetness and Spectral Decomposition that are conducive for optimal stratigraphic interpretations. The Neogene analogue has invaluable reference material to pursue potential reservoir systems of the older Palaeocene Vaila sands in the West of Shetlands, and also worldwide.
Subjects:Cenozoic; Geophysical methods; High-resolution methods; Marine environment; Middle Paleocene; Neogene; North Atlantic Deep Water; Paleocene; Paleogene; Petroleum; Petroleum engineering; Petroleum exploration; Seismic methods; Shelf environment; Slope environment; Tertiary; Three-dimensional models; Europe; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Foinaven Field; Valiant Prospect; West of Shetland
Coordinates:N000000 N750000 E0200000 W0800000
Record ID:694634-33
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE), Houten, Netherlands
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