New paper by B. Bellwald et al, characterizing meter-scale URU landform assemblage of the SW Barents Sea using P-Cable high-resolution seismic data. URU landforms are imaged in a quality comparable to conventional multi-beam echosounders.
The Wisting team has successfully combined data from six exploration and appraisal wells with 3D seismic data (both P-Cable high-res data and conventional broadband) and Controlled Source Electro Magnetic (CSEM) data in the technical studies for subsurface optimization.
P-cable has enabled very detailed interpretation of reservoir heterogeneity and compartmentalization and as a result also more accurate volume prediction (see also "Wisting is Growing" - expronews)
Synthesis report presenting our conjugate margin approach for exploring the outer mid-Norway and SW Barents Sea margins by integrating seafloor sampling results, geology, and plate reconstructions models to understand the hydrocarbon prospectivity of these frontier areas.
Report will be available Q1-2019
Rachel Barrett (Uni Bremen) was invited to work on the Tampen slide in the Norwegian Sea using the AM17 high resolution 3D seismic cube recently collected by TGS. The work is part of the European Training Network SLATE, where VBPR contributes as partner.
The "10th Hydrocarbon Exploration and Development Congress” was organized by the Argentine Oil and Gas Institute (IAPG) at the Intercontinental Hotel, Mendoza. This Congress, more commonly known as “ConExplo”, is the most important technical event of the Oil & Gas industry in Argentina.
Toward one-meter resolution in 3D seismic New paper by Nina Lebedeva-Ivanova et al,
An evolution to one-meter-scale resolution of 3D seismic will rely on combining a reproducible seismic source with high frequencies up to at least 600 Hz, a high uniform trace density of more than 4 million traces per square kilometer, and an offset range shorter than approximately 200 m. The resulting 3D seismic data volume will reach meter-scale resolution for water and target depths of less than 600 m.
VMAPP Fieldtrip to Isles of Skye and Mull Oct 2018 by VBPR, DougalEARTH and TGS.
The Hebrides of Scotland comprise some of the best locations globally for exploring the links between magmatism and petroleum basins, be it from source rock maturation surrounding sills, sill emplacement and migration, overburden deformation and hydrothermal vents, volcanic reservoir analogues, seismic scale volcanic sequences to sealing potential etc.
New paper by R. Corseri et al (Marine and Petroleum Geology) present high-resolution seismic data and scrutinize an elongated, ∼150-km long bright seismic amplitude and resistive anomaly located along the slope of a NW-sourced Barremian delta in the SW Barents Sea.
New book out with major VBPR contributions
C. Breitkreuz, S. Rocchi, Sergio
This book offers a high-level summary of shallow magmatic systems (dykes, sills and laccoliths) to support geoscience master and PhD students, scientists and practicing professionals. The product of the LASI (Laccoliths and Sills conference) workshop, it comprises thematic sections written by one or more experts on the respective field. It features reviews concerning the physical properties of magma, geotectonic settings, and the structure of subvolcanic systems, as well as case studies on the best-known systems.