Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Attributes; CMY; Farewell formation; Kupe; RGB; Seismic interpretation


"Taranaki Basin is a mainly offshore basin covering an area of approximately 100,000 km2, elongated across the western margin of New Zealand's north island. However, the modern limit of the basin is extended toward the deep water to cover about 330,000 km2. The basin is divided by tectonic activities into northern and southern grabens. The southern region has become the most extensively researched district in recent years as its prime lithology and structural trap distributions provide numerous hydrocarbon fields. One such field is the Kupe Field (256 km2), which lies on a northerly-plunging, reverse-faulted, and inversion structure of Manaia anticline. The Kupe_3D seismic data allow for detailed structural and stratigraphic interpretation of Farewell (reservoir) and Tangahoe formations. A number of attributes, i.e, amplitude gain control (AGC), frequency filtering, structural smoothing, variance, chaos, envelop, isofrequency, and instantaneous phase were generated in this study. RGB (red, green, and blue) and CMY (cyan, magenta, and yellow) color blending techniques were applied utilizing Box Probe to reveal more edge continuity for fault and channel detections. In addition to top Tangahoe horizon, thirteen faults and channels associated with the Tangahoe interval were studied to better understand their initiation. Additionally, multiple faults and top Paleocene horizon (Farewell reservoir) were highlighted based on the visible displacement of reflected and continuous layers within each vertical and horizontal seismic section"--Abstract, page iii.


Liu, Kelly H.

Committee Member(s)

Gao, Stephen S.
Anderson, Neil L. (Neil Lennart), 1954-


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology and Geophysics


University of Zawia
Libya. Ministry of Higher Education


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2018


x, 85 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-84).

Geographic Coverage

Taranaki Basin, New Zealand


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Thesis - Open Access

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Thesis Number

T 11419

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