Hydrocarbon Accumulation Analysis by Reconstructing the Canyon-Fill Sequence using Seismic Stratigraphic Interpretation in the Central Gulf Coastal Plain of Texas
The Texas Gulf region has been extensively studied and explored due to its high volume of oil and gas accumulation. One of the most highly productive sequences in the region is the lower Wilcox Group, which was deposited during a gradually sea level rising. The high rate of Tertiary sedimentary source influx and repeatedly transgression and regression resulted in numerous reservoirs and ideal traps. Regression caused the development of incised canyon systems, and later the canyon was filled with marine shales during the transgression. The complex canyon-fill sequence makes petroleum accumulation possible. Both stratigraphic and structural trapping mechanisms are found in the study area. The stratigraphy of the Wilcox Group is divided based on the lithological data and electric logs. In order to investigate the lateral variations of erosional sequences and the distributions of thin-bed sand bodies, we correlate the well logging across the survey. The seismic sequences and related sandstones are identified on the seismic sections after the well-to-seismic tie. Finally, the complex canyon-fill system is rebuilt and the hydrocarbon accumulation pattern is analyzed by conducting seismic stratigraphic interpretation in the study area.
Y. Lin et al., "Hydrocarbon Accumulation Analysis by Reconstructing the Canyon-Fill Sequence using Seismic Stratigraphic Interpretation in the Central Gulf Coastal Plain of Texas," Proceedings of the SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting (2019, San Antonio, TX), pp. 1998-2002, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Sep 2020.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1190/segam2019-3210234.1
Society of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and Annual Meeting 2019, SEG 2019 (2019: Sep. 15-20, San Antonio, TX)
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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01 Sep 2020