The 3-D seismic dataset is a key tool to analyze and understand the mechanism of structural and stratigraphic hydrocarbon (HC) trapping in the subsurface. Conventionally used subsurface seismic characterization methods for fractures are based on the theory of effective anisotropy medium. The aim of this work is to improve the structural images with dense sampling of 3-D survey to evaluate structural and stratigraphic models for reservoir development to predict reservoir quality. The present study of the Gullfaks Field, located in the Norwegian North Sea Gullfaks sector, identifies the shallowest structural elements. The steepness of westward structural dip decreases eastward during the Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous deposition. Reservoir sands consist of the Middle Jurassic deltaic deposits and Lower Jurassic fluvial channel and delta plain deposits. Sediment supply steadily prevails on sea-level rise and the succession displays a regressive trend indicated by a good continuous stacking pattern. The key factor for the development of reservoirs in the Gullfaks Field is fault transmissibility with spatially distributed pressure. The majority of mapped faults with sand-to-sand contacts are non-sealing, which provide restriction for the HC flow between the fault blocks. The traps for HC accumulation occur between the post-rift and syn-rift strata, i.e. antiform set by extensional system, unconformity trap at the top of syn-deposition, and structural trap due to normal faults. Overall reservoir quality in the studied area is generally excellent with average 35% porosity and permeability in the Darcy range. Our findings are useful to better understand the development of siliciclastic reservoirs in similar geological settings worldwide.

Usman, M., Siddiqui, N., Garzanti, E., Jamil, M., Imran, Q., Ahmed, L. (2021). 3-D seismic interpretation of stratigraphic and structural features in the Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous sequence of the Gullfaks Field, Norwegian North Sea: A case study of reservoir development. ENERGY GEOSCIENCE, 2(4), 287-297 [10.1016/j.engeos.2021.06.001].

3-D seismic interpretation of stratigraphic and structural features in the Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous sequence of the Gullfaks Field, Norwegian North Sea: A case study of reservoir development

Usman M.
;
Garzanti E.;
2021

Abstract

The 3-D seismic dataset is a key tool to analyze and understand the mechanism of structural and stratigraphic hydrocarbon (HC) trapping in the subsurface. Conventionally used subsurface seismic characterization methods for fractures are based on the theory of effective anisotropy medium. The aim of this work is to improve the structural images with dense sampling of 3-D survey to evaluate structural and stratigraphic models for reservoir development to predict reservoir quality. The present study of the Gullfaks Field, located in the Norwegian North Sea Gullfaks sector, identifies the shallowest structural elements. The steepness of westward structural dip decreases eastward during the Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous deposition. Reservoir sands consist of the Middle Jurassic deltaic deposits and Lower Jurassic fluvial channel and delta plain deposits. Sediment supply steadily prevails on sea-level rise and the succession displays a regressive trend indicated by a good continuous stacking pattern. The key factor for the development of reservoirs in the Gullfaks Field is fault transmissibility with spatially distributed pressure. The majority of mapped faults with sand-to-sand contacts are non-sealing, which provide restriction for the HC flow between the fault blocks. The traps for HC accumulation occur between the post-rift and syn-rift strata, i.e. antiform set by extensional system, unconformity trap at the top of syn-deposition, and structural trap due to normal faults. Overall reservoir quality in the studied area is generally excellent with average 35% porosity and permeability in the Darcy range. Our findings are useful to better understand the development of siliciclastic reservoirs in similar geological settings worldwide.
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3-D seismic model; Gullfaks Field; Mesozoic stratigraphic boundary; Reservoir quality; Structural trap;
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2021
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Usman, M., Siddiqui, N., Garzanti, E., Jamil, M., Imran, Q., Ahmed, L. (2021). 3-D seismic interpretation of stratigraphic and structural features in the Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous sequence of the Gullfaks Field, Norwegian North Sea: A case study of reservoir development. ENERGY GEOSCIENCE, 2(4), 287-297 [10.1016/j.engeos.2021.06.001].
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