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Basin Modelling: Practice and Progress

Product Code: SP141
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by S. J. Duppenbecker and J. E. Illiffe
Publication Date: 07 December 1998
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Aims to focus for the first time on the application of basin modelling tools to real problems, and to share experiences as to which techniques have worked and which have not. Modelling is a valuable process of risk reduction in exploration prospectivity assessment, and an area, which has significant room for risk reduction in new technologies, or in better practices with existing technologies. The impact of basin modelling on the exploration business is on risking source effectiveness, and by providing the timing framework for petroleum generation, migration and reservoir/trap formation. The reconstruction of the geological evolution of a sedimentary basin, and numerical quantification of this information, is now considered to add value. Insight into the development and understanding of a basin that develops during a basin modelling study provides as much value as the final numerical results.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-008-8
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-008-9
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.80 kg

Contents

Preface • Basin modelling: how well have we done? • Compaction: the great unknown in basin modelling • Simulation of oil expulsion by 1D and 2D basin modelling: saturation threshold and relative permeabilities of source rocks • Some thoughts on porosity reduction: rock mechanics, overpressure and fluid flow • An estimation of the intrinsic permeability of argillaceous rocks and the effects on long-term fluid migration • Central North Sea overpressures: insights into fluid flow from one- and two- dimensional basin modelling • A comparison between 1D, 2D and 3D basin simulations of compaction, water flow and temperature evolution • A review of techniques used to determine geological and thermal history in the Southern North Sea • Analysis of erosion events and palaeogeothermal gradients in the North Alpine Foreland Basin of Switzerland • Geochemical modelling in an organic-rich source rock: the Bazhenov Formation • A multidisciplinary approach to modelling secondary migration: a Central North Sea example • Comparative analysis of pre- and post-drilling modelled thermal conductivity and maturity data with post-drilling results: implications for basin modelling and hydrocarbon exploration • Aspects of applied basin modelling: sensitivity analysis and scientific risk • A novel approach for constraining heat flow histories in sedimentary basins • IndexPrincipal authorsD. W. Waples (Colorado, USA)M. R. Giles (Shell International Exploration & Production, The Netherlands)A. Okui (Japan National Oil Corporation, Japan)T. Tokunaga (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)G. D. Couples (University of Glasgow, UK)T. Throndsen (Institute for Energy Technology, Norway)G. Archard (GeoQuest Reservoir Technologies, UK)W. Leu (Geoform Geological Consulting and Studies Ltd, Switzerland)J. A. Hegre (TOTAL, France)W. A. Symington (Exxon Production Research Co., USA)S. K. Sahai (Conoco Inc., USA)R. O. Thomsen (Texas A&M University, USA)K. Gallagher (Imperial College, University of London, UK)

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