Summary

Lack of a shingled clinoform-reflection pattern can cause misinterpretation of a shingled-reservoir sequence. Our ability to recognize clinoform seismic facies is restricted by the clinoform detection limit, or one wavelength. Geologically, any prograding or accreting depositional systems developed in shallow-water environments are prone to be represented by seismic nonclinoforms. Application of stratal slices and seismic geomorphology/sedimentology could reveal information useful for interpreting shingled but nonclinoform systems. Lacustrine shallow-water delta, wave-dominated coastal delta, fluvial point bar, and prograding carbonate grainstone-shoal complex are some good examples.

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