Midland Valley Exploration Ltd
Simulate 3D turbidity flows on present-day and palaeobathymetric surfaces to help understand reservoir geometry, distribution and quality.
The approach used in the module is to forward model turbidite flows to validate the results with available well data and seismic attribute maps as appropriate. Following calibration with available data, the modelling of the sand body distributions and properties applies to areas with no well control and can significantly reduce reservoir uncertainty. Having a valid topography is essential as it is the strongest control for the modelling of turbidity currents.
- Carry out predictive turbidite modelling on present-day and palaeobathymetric surfaces with reservoir quality map and 3D surface outputs.
- Aim to achieve a best fit to well data and relevant seismic attribute data.
- Generate stacked flows to reduce uncertainty surrounding lateral reservoir connectivity and stratal stacking patterns.
- Test multiple scenarios with short run times.
- Assess interaction between tectonics and sedimentation.
- Carry out quantitative analysis of grain size distribution and net-to-gross.
- Reduce the uncertainty in reservoir distribution and quality.
- Aid identification of satellite prospects and optimisation of drilling programs.