The Risking Fault Seal in the Gulf Coast Atlas consists of detailed studies of 239 faults in the Louisiana Gulf Coast. These data are a fundamental tool for prospect assessment and field development.
51 Volumes of Text
Seal behavior of each fault is documented with fault plane profiles, SGR logs and maps, & hydrocarbon contacts. In each field the affect of faults on hydrocarbon distribution, column heights against faults, and migration pathways is analyzed. These analogs provide a foundation for risking prospects and exploring for new plays.
The relational database allows searching for fundamental relationships between seal behavior, quantitative seal risk, hydrocarbon column height, oil vs. gas, throw, depth, and other variables.
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"Seal risk is NOT the same throughout the Gulf Coast. Seal risk maps clearly show that sealing faults are more common in some areas than others AND that seal risk can be predicted from regional stratigraphic data."