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Subsurface Structure of Tympaki Basin (Crete, Greece) Based on Well and Geophysical DataNormal access

Authors: G. Panagopoulos, E. Manoutsoglou, A. Vafidis, P. Soupios and S. Bellas
Event name: 8th Congress of the Balkan Geophysical Society
Session: Environmental Geophysics I
Publication date: 05 October 2015
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201414142
Organisations: BGS, EAGE
Language: English
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Tympaki basin has been studied in the past years from a hydrogeological point of view. Whatsoever, less are known on the subsurface structure of the plain part of the basin in terms of sediments thicknesses and faults existence. A way of identifying in-ferred faults is the integrated use of geophysical and well-data which finally give an insight of the subsurface within a content of a well-established knowledge of the geo-logical regime of the study area. In this paper the use of 3D geological modelling technique is described as a mean to identify fault structures and horizon depths. The data used include the digital elevation model (DEM) of the area, the boundary sur-face between geologic formations and the litho-stratigraphic data from wells, geo-physical measurements of Vertical Electrical Soundings (VES) and Transient Electro-magnetic Method (TEM). The first step was to develop a 3D stratigraphic model that approximates the subsurface position of the Plio-Quaternary and the Neogene depos-its. The inferred faults came out from this model were cross-checked with the TEM measurements providing an updated subsurface structure. All the newly identified faults and along with the depth of stratigraphic horizons give finally an overall tecton-ic pattern of the Tympaki basin.

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