Petroleum reservoir models are currently built from two-dimensional (2-D) information. An understanding of both the large-scale and internal three-dimensional (3-D) architecture of turbidite channel deposits is important for both hydrocarbon exploration and production. A ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey was undertaken on a study site exposing Upper Carboniferous Ross Formation deposits in western Ireland. Both channel margins and intrachannel fill were imaged in 3-D. Constant-offset, 2-D reflection sections were calibrated by vertical radar profiles. GPR data were integrated with sedimentary and survey data to produce a 3-D model of the study site.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Geological Society Special Publications|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|