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. PFS Interpretations Ltd. (PFS) is studying the effects of seismogenic faulting within the Great Plain.
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 models based on simple rules (click here to see the working titles).
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 equivalents strata in the United States.
The study will be complete and available here in April 2019. We have interpreted numerous seismic datasets in Canada, and we will soon examine borehole cores. The well log cross-sections are complete but they are intended to be simple; they can be updated as new wellbore data is released from confidentiality.
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