Great Plains Seismogenic Study
Seismogenic reservoirs – those affected by earthquakes – can be interpreted throughout the Upper Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway which extended from Alaska to Texas starting about 100 MY ago. Surface geology, well log data and seismic data show that most reservoirs can be interpreted using seismogenic models. The study is not mapping geology tops - the study is presenting new interpretation models based on simple rules (click here to see the working titles and abstracts and here to see the brochure).
Information for the reservoir models can be obtained here, but be sure to check back as we update the study progress. We are also undertaking some theoretical research; click here for current research.
We have some exciting results to present in these studies! Simple models range from surface mass wasting to shallow reservoir fracturing over large areas. The most exciting results involve fairways for reservoirs such as the Cardium or Second White Speckled Shale Formations in Canada and equivalent USA strata.
The written portion of study will be complete and available here in May 2019. We will soon be examining borehole cores. The well log cross-sections are complete and many seismic displays and maps will be presented. But they are intended to be simple; they can be updated as new wellbore data is released from confidentiality.
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