The spatial and temporal evolution of carbonate platform environmentsthe lower sectionpart i. Posamentier for registration form click here to register online click here the application of seismic geomorphology and seismic stratigraphy to exploration and field development is a. Pdf seismic geomorphology an overview researchgate. Perkins research conference seismic imaging of depositional and geomorphic systems is to discuss the integration of geomorphic and depositional systems principles and threedimensional seismic interpretation toward an improved understanding of carbonate and siliciclastic paleolandscapes and seascapes. Such data can afford direct imaging of depositional elements, which can then be analyzed using seismic stratigraphy and seismic geomorphology to yield predictions of lithologic distribution, insights to. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover henrys. Jun 07, 2017 there are various imaging techniques in seismic geomorphology plus many other different seismic attributes and spectral decomposition techniques that are often able to enhance and bring out subtle features andor lithologic changes that remain hidden within a traditional seismic amplitude display.
In the vanguard of the science of seismic geomorphology stands henry posamentier, the societys 2010 william smith medallist. Special publication no 277 geological society special publication on free shipping on qualified orders. Note the tidal channels 1km wide as well as the buildups both on the platform as well as the outlier located at the top of the image. Just as cat scans allow medical staff to view our anatomy in 3d, seismic data now allows earth scientists to do what the early geomorphologists could only dream of. Citescore measures the average citations received per document published in this title. A tool for imaging and interpreting geomorphology and stratigraphy in seismic volumes the presence of complex structure on seismic data often makes it di. Seismic geomorphology and seismic stratigraphy extracting geologic insights from 3d seismic data henry w. Seismic stratigraphy and seismic geomorphology into the 21st.
Seismic stratigraphy and seismic geomorphology into the 21st century by henry posamentier. Quantitative seismic geomorphology qsg is a new direction in the interpretation of seismic morphologies that will create a step change in our knowledge, characterization, and understanding of older clastic environments. Citescore values are based on citation counts in a given year e. Rj davies editor, hw posamentier editor, lj wood editor, john a cartwright editor. Seismic imaging of depositional and geomorphic systems. The significance of mass transport deposits in deepwater environments, aapg annual convention, april 912, 2006 technical program. Seismic geomorphology and geometric evolution of a single base. Posamentier and kolla 2003 explain how lowsinuosity distributarychannel complexes form lobate sheets up to 510 km wide and tens of kilometers long that extend to the distal edges of these systems.
Identification of the architecture and evolution of fluvial system using. Monthly meeting integration of seismic stratigraphy and. By using 3d seismic data, we can use them to generate seismic geomorphologic maps to study the ancient landforms by extracting seismic attributes on depositional surfaces posamentier, 2001. Seismic geomorphology an overview geological society, london. Figure 3 is an excellent example of making a three dimensional sense from 2d seismic sections by posamentier and kolla 2003. It is also geometry, as the geomorphology plays out in a. The study used a combination of seismic reflection attributes, time slices and horizon slices extracted from 3d seismic volumes to look at alluvial systems in the near surface late pleistocene sediments and the deeper miocene of the southern java sea shelf. Seismic geomorphology applications to hydrocarbon exploration and production series. Whether done consciously, unconsciously, or even by a machine, pattern recognition is key to successful seismic interpretation. Geomorphology and process sedimentology from 3d seismic data, sepm research symposium. Seismic geomorphology and stratigraphy in the gulf of thailand. Seismic attributes and their applications in seismic. Application of 3d seismic visualization techniques for. During the past decade he pioneered and popularized the discipline of seismic geomorphology.
It is a more beneficial approach to geomorphology and seismic data analysis posamentier et al. A successful study of seismic geomorphology at the gulf of thailand situated. Seismic geomorphology of buried channel systems on the. D in 2008 from iit roorkee and working as a geologist in geological survey on india up to 2012. Seismic geomorphology in the late cenozoic depositional. A similar approach, translated from geomorphology interpretation from satellite imagery to geomorphology interpretation from 3d seismic attribute data posamentier et al. Figure 4 cover page of the seismic geomorphology book. Seismic geomorphology applications to hydrocarbon exploration. Seismic geomorphology an overview, h w posamentier, r j davies, j a cartwright and l j wood. Most recently, he has employed an interdisciplinary approach to the prediction of lithofacies distribution through time and space by integrating stratigraphy, geomorphology, and depositional systems analysis, using 3d seismic visualization integrated with borehole data. This represents a significant step change in how seismic interpreters evaluate seismic data from the perspective of reservoir prediction.
The average width of the discontinuity feature is around 200 m, with local dissemblance bulges in its central part up to 500 m wide fig. Seismic stratigraphy and geomorphology of oligocene to. Davies rj, cartwright ja, stewart sa, lappin m, underhill jr eds. Seismic geomorphology, the extraction of geomorphic insights using predominantly. R j davies, professor geological society of london sepm society for sedimentary geology.
The integration of seismic stratigraphy and seismic geomorphology by henry w. By combining both the sciences of geomorphology and seismic a third dimension to the two dimensional seismic images figure 3. Interesting features aka funny looking things seen on seismic data. Article information, pdf download for seismic geomorphology and geometric evolution of. Seismic geomorphology of a tertiaryaged isolated carbonate platform system, browse basin, northwest shelf of australia. A combination of crosssections and stratigraphic slices is the key to recognize geomorphologic patterns and to extract the associated geomorphologic features posamentier, 2005. The structure, function and management implications of fluvial. Seismic geomorphology interpretation seismic amplitude alone often carries a lot of information such as geomorphologic features. He received his bachelor of science in geology in 1970 at the city college of new york. Seismic geomorphology is a useful technique to interpret seismic patterns for formation geomorphology of a formation, which is similar to using satellite and aerial photographs of the earths surface. Zalerts allow you to be notified by email about the availability of new books according to your search query. Quantitative seismic geomorphology applied to heterogeneous sediment distribution in a pointbar setting, example from the fluvioestuarine mcmurray formation, northeast alberta, canada authors. Seismic geomorphology was defined by posamentier et al.
Henry posamentier had success in a study he conducted using seismic geomorphology in the java sea while he was with arco indonesia. Seismic geomorphology of a saltcontrolled deltaic depositional system oyetayo m. Seismic geomorphology of buried channel systems on the new jersey outer shelf. Dallas geological society event bill hailey memorial. Posamentier s research interests have been in the fields of sequence stratigraphy, seismic stratigraphy, seismic geomorphology, and depositional systems analysis, where he has published widely. Posamentier, henry, and ole martinsen, 2006, the character and genesis of mass transport complexes i. Seismic stratigraphy and geomorphology of a tide or wave. Application to the exploration of sedimentary basins. Geomorphology and age of the oxygen isotope stage 2 last lowstand sequence boundary on the northwestern gulf of mexico continental shelf a. Seismic geomorphology, the extraction of geomorphic insights using predominantly 3d seismic data, is a rapidly evolving discipline that facilitates the study of the subsurface using plan view images. Sheet sands including amalgamated and layered sheet sands the distal portions of deepwater turbidite fans are often the sites of the deposition of sheet sands.
Patterns such as lateral and vertical changes in reflector amplitude, frequency, continuity, and dip form. Seismic imaging for seismic geomorphology beyond the seabed. The study of depositional systems in map view using 3d seismic derived images has been referred to as seismic geomorphology posamentier, 2000. Posamentier, venkatarathnan kolla, seismic geomorphology and stratigraphy of depositional deepwater deposits elements in deepwater settings, pages 367 388, volume vol. The seismic geomorphology is a tremendous tool defined as the application of analytical techniques pertaining to the study of geomorphological surfaces h. The aim of the 30th annual gcssepm foundation bob f. Seismic geomorphobgy and highresolution seismic stratigraphy of innershelf fluvial, estuarine, deltaic, and marine sequences, gulf of thailand november 2011 aapg bulletin 9511. Special publication no 277 geological society special publication 1st edition by r. Integration of seismic geomorphology and seismic stratigraphy. Henry posamentier society of exploration geophysicists. Landscape, which looks so constant, is on the move. He helped pioneer and develop the modern approach to sequence stratigraphy, blending the disciplines of sedimentology, stratigraphy, and depositional systems analysis, largely within the context of.
The geological society of london frontiers of seismic. Posamentier is known for development of seismic geomorphology and his earlier contributions to seismic and sequence stratigraphy. Four keynote talks will focus on 1 extracting seismic data patterns using predictive painting sergey fomel, 2 process based modeling of deep water systems tao sun, 3 the shape of seismic interpretation kurt marfurt and 4 integrating seismic stratigraphy and seismic geomorphology. Seismic stratigraphy and seismic geomorphology into the. Seismic geomorphology, when used in conjunction with seismic stratigraphy, represents the state of the art approach to extracting. Application of quantitative seismic geomorphologic. Application of seismic attribute analysis in fluvial.
View henry posamentiers profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. Seismic geomorphology may be defined as the application of analytical techniques pertaining to the study of landforms and to the analysis of ancient, buried geomorphical surfaces as imaged by 3d seismic data. A search query can be a title of the book, a name of. Apr 17, 2018 most recently, he has employed an interdisciplinary approach to the predication of lithofacies distribution through time and space by integrating stratigraphy, geomorphology, and depositional systems analysis, using 3d seismic visualization integrated with borehole data. Image presented at the frontiers of seismic geomorphology showcase held. Choose from used and new textbooks or get instant access with etextbooks and digital materials. Abstract threedimensional seismic data from the torosa field torosa 3d survey in the browse basin of the north west shelf, australia. Seismic geomorphology and stratigraphic evolution of a tertiary. A number of techniques, under the broad topic of chronostratigraphy, have been developed in. Seismic geomorphology an overview, h w posamentier, r j davies, j a cartwright and l j wood seismic imaging for seismic geomorphology beyond the seabed. Cartwright we are poised to embark on a new era of discovery in the study of geomorphology. Most recently, he has employed an interdisciplinary approach to the predication of lithofacies distribution through time and space by integrating. We cannot cast the subject in a single equation, or set of equations.
Posamentier is partially colorblind and prefers to view his seismic data in grayscale. Posamentier and kolla 2003 explain how lowsinuosity distributarychannel complexes form. Seismic geomorphology, the extraction of geomorphic insights using predominantly threedimensional seismic data, is a rapidly evolving discipline that facilitates the. As with geology, geomorphology is a tangle of physics, chemistry, biology and history. Compared with previously documented cases in which the ridge can only be expressed by a single seismic reflector e. Introduction there is no general theory of geomorphology. Painting of the storegga slide, one of the worlds largest surficial masstransport deposits, offshore central norway. Imaging techniques in seismic geomorphology search and. Seismic geomorphology and highresolution seismic stratigraphy of. It is important to note, however, that although lithofacies prediction can be. With the advent of seismic geomorphology, discrete, detailed depositional environments could be interpreted directly from mapview images leading to a significantly more accurate understanding of lithologic distribution patterns and enhanced prediction of the distribution of reservoir, source, and seal facies posamentier, 2005.
Coinciding with the presentation of his medal, the petroleum group, in partnership with the virtual seismic atlas, ran a meeting to showcase the exciting new imagery and the geology it inspires. The highresolution 3d seismic data provide a good opportunity for studying the internal architectures of the shelf ridges. Pdf seismic geomorphobgy and highresolution seismic. Seismic geomorphology and geometric evolution of a single. A variety of analytical techniques is employed to image and visualize depositional elements and other geologically signi. Seismic stratigraphy in conjunction with seismic geomorphology, calibrated by borehole data, has elevated the degree to which seismic data can facilitate geological interpretation. Seismic geomorphology, architecture and genesis of miocene. Quantitative seismic interpretation an earth modeling. The seismic geomorphology is useful to interpret seismic patterns for. Seismic geomorphology has lately become an essential tool for the analysis of depositional settings of a wide range of environments. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. He helped pioneer and develop the modern approach to sequence stratigraphy, blending the disciplines of sedimentology, stratigraphy, and depositional systems analysis, largely within the context of oil and gas exploration.
This course is designed to enhance interpretation skill sets with regard to geologic interpretation of seismic. Seismic geomorphology, when used in conjunction with seismic stratigraphy, represents. In recent years, 3d seismic has become an essential tool for the interpretation of subsurface stratigraphy and depositional systems. It is important to note, however, that although lithofacies prediction can be facilitated with this approach, understanding of reservoir quality i. Henry posamentier consultant selfemployed linkedin.
The mountains dream on the horizon, but mountains are just passing through. Henry william posamentier born december 4, 1948 is an american geologist. He has five years of industrial work experience in geological survey of india and more than six years of teaching experience as assistant professor of this institute since 20. I watch them, wearing, grinding, rising up out there, their motion still the main beat. This course is designed to enhance interpretation skill sets with regard to geologic interpretation of seismic data. Marfurt, university of houston summary interpretation of a megamerge 3d seismic volume coupled with volumetric seismic attributes over a region riddled by multiple salt diapirs reveals deposystems that can shift. Imaging techniques in seismic geomorphology jim bock1 and vladimir rybakov2. Illuminated top of miocene reefs, offshore madura, indonesia.532 1296 1321 568 1101 750 1102 434 1433 589 384 696 1194 1449 1289 1069 1536 478 1181 154 779 276 867 1248 843 47 492 1113 1013 856 1138 947 14 805 1286 1256 1152