SIGNIFICANT NEW PAPER PUBLISHED
11th November, 2019
Validation and Analysis Procedures for Juxtaposition and Membrane Fault Seals in Oil and Gas Exploration
The results of more than 16 years of hard work are seeing the light of day. The Geological Society of London has published a new and controversial paper. It includes comprehensive set of fault seal case studies. The work shows that faults are complex and need to be modeled stochastically but that we don't need to use elaborate under parameterized algorithms. Excellent exploration results can be achieved using robust workflows. Download a preprint from Researchgate
MIRI SARAWAK FAULT PAPER
1st August 2017
Along-strike fault core thickness variations of a fault in poorly lithified sediments, Miri (Malaysia)
Based on a lot of hard work in the hot sun, Silvia de Rosa & Zoe Shipton published a great paper on the strike variability of fault rocks in Miri
It's available at researchgate.com and details the inherent variability of fault rocks
EAGE FAULT AND TOP SEAL CONFERENCE PALERMO ITALY
8-12 September, 2019
The EAGE Fault and top Seal Conference in Palermo was a great chance to catch up with other teams involved in fault analysis and fluid flow, including nuclear waste disposal, CO2 sequestration, and oil and gas exploration and production. It was lots of fun to present our latest work on validating fault seal mechanisms.
Our paper at the conference used examples from the Timor Sea (both successful plays and dry holes).
In particular offering a revised and updated model for the fluid contacts in Corallina as well as explaining the dry wells at Fanny Bay and Vidalia. The Conference extended abstract is up on Researchgate. A set of the slides can be downloaded