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Devonian Grosmont Surface Investigation Using Legacy Seismic Profiles, NE Alberta, CANormal access

Authors: E.P. Ardakani, D.R. Schmitt and T.D. Bown
Event name: 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013
Session: Geophysical Analysis and Interpretation
Publication date: 10 June 2013
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20131092
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 421.23Kb )
Price: € 20

The Devonian Grosmont Formation in northeastern Alberta, Canada is the world's largest accumulation of heavy oil in carbonate rocks. The presented paper described the interpretation of the legacy seismic data sets to integrate the surface features of this formation. Results from this work were able to define the surface as a mature karsted surface within observable features such as dolines, karst valleys, karst plain and poljie and a ridge. It is important for future oil prospectors to map and avoid areas such as the poljie, dolines and karst valley to increase certainty of reservoir presence.

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