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The Value of Outcrop Studies in Reducing Subsurface Uncertainty and Risk in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production

Product Code: SP436
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by M. Bowman, H.R. Smyth, T.R. Good, S.R. Passey, J.P.P. Hirst and C.J. Jordan
Publication Date: 12 December 2016
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Special Publication 436

This volume reviews and reappraises the value and impact of outcrop-based fieldwork in hydrocarbon exploration, appraisal, development and production. There has been a resurgence in the use and need for outcrop-based research as analogues and benchmarks for subsurface overburden and reservoir studies, and digital technologies combined with traditional methods are revolutionizing this area of field-studies. 

Published online 03/11/2016. Print copies available 12/12/2016.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786201409
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 268
Weight: 0.8 kg



BOWMAN, M. B. J. & SMYTH, H. R. Reducing uncertainty and risk through field-based studies

Health and safety in the field

GILL, C. E. & LYNN, G. J. Keeping safe in the field: what, how and why? 

Fieldwork in frontier and mature basins

RACEY, A., FISHER, J., BAILEY, H. & ROY, S. K. The value of fieldwork in making connections between onshore outcrops and offshore models: an example from India 

VOSGERAU, H., PASSEY, S. R., SVENNEVIG, K., STRUNCK, M. N. & JOLLEY, D.W. Reservoir architectures of interlava systems: a 3D photogrammetrical study of Eocene cliff sections, Faroe Islands 

HURST, A., HUUSE, M., DURANTI, D., VIGORITO, M., JAMESON, E. & SCHWAB, A. Application of outcrop analogues in successful exploration of a sand injection complex, Volund Field, Norwegian North Sea

ROSSI, M. & CRAIG, J. A new perspective on sequence stratigraphy of syn-orogenic basins: insights from the Tertiary Piedmont Basin (Italy) and implications for play concepts and reservoir heterogeneity  

Reservoir and field development

HIRST, J. P. P. Ordovician shallow-marine tidal sandwaves in Algeria – the application of coeval outcrops to constrain the geometry and facies of a discontinuous, high-quality gas reservoir

BOWMAN, A. Outcrop analogues for hydrocarbon reservoirs in the Columbus Basin, offshore east Trinidad 

DONOVAN, A. D. Making outcrops relevant for an unconventional source rock play: an example from the Eagle Ford Group of Texas 

Fieldwork techniques current application and new developments

SANDERSON, D. J. Field-based structural studies as analogues to sub-surface reservoirs 

JORDAN, C. J. & NAPIER, B. Developing digital fieldwork technologies at the British Geological Survey 

NEWELL, A. J. & SHARIATIPOUR, S. M. Linking outcrop analogue with flow simulation to reduce uncertainty in sub-surface carbon capture and storage: an example from the Sherwood Sandstone Group of the Wessex Basin, UK  

Uncertainty characterization

PEEL, F. J. & WHITE, J. Do technical studies reduce subsurface risk in hydrocarbon exploration: and if not, how do they add value?  



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