Fault seal behavior in existing fields provides analogs for prospects and plays.  They provide analogs for trap types, new fault dependent traps, seal behavior, column heights, percent fill, vertical hydrocarbon distribution within a series of stacked sands, and lateral hydrocarbon distribution within a single, compartmentalized reservoir.

Analogs provide a way of assessing a prospect when our cleverness fails.  We may not understand exactly how displacement affects hydrocarbon column heights but an empirical plot of fault throw versus oil column height gives us some important assessment information.  Similarly, documenting the effect of faults in controlling migration pathways into one field aids in risking an adjacent prospect.

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"The key to risking fault seal in a prospect is understanding seal behavior in existing fields.  Without this understanding, you're guessing."




Analogs are especially important in risking seal in frontier regions.  Structural style, fault reactivation, displacement, gouge types, and other variables affect seal risk.  Do you really know why your last dry hole was a dry hole?


We can provide valuable insights into your prospects and define new plays using our extensive database or we can analyze your existing fields to give you the information you require.



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