Seismic analysis of the differential compaction of reef and off-reef sediments
Seismic and well-log control across two closely spaced, yet morphologically different Leduc Formation reef complexes was analyzed. On the basis of these data, the compaction of reef and offreef sediments is shown to be a function of depth of burial, rate of burial, time, and lithology. The initial heights of these reefs and the thickness of the encasing shales are estimated. These estimates are based on the premise that the burial histories as well of the two example reefs are similar.
F. T. Wirnkar and N. L. Anderson, "Seismic analysis of the differential compaction of reef and off-reef sediments," 1989 SEG Annual Meeting, pp. 888 - 890, Jan 1989.
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Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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01 Jan 1989