Past hydrocarbon exploration results on the passive continental margin of the East Coast of the U.S. were founded in the early 1980s by vintage 2D seismic acquisition, processing, and interpretation, along with only seismic sequence interpretation and basin modeling which were in their theoretical infancy. Consequently, this complicated frontier received poor early exploration results, though petroleum systems were indicated. In this study, rigorous research program extending from Nova Scotia to Florida incorporating the integration of quantitative seismic stratigraphy and 3D basin modeling demonstrates new and better imagery and correlation which highlights new play fairways. This investigation on the Mid-Atlantic margin provides new critical geologically constrained geophysical insight using the existing borehole petrophysical inventory, incorporation of stacking velocities for seismic inversion, and sequence stratigraphic approach using both seismic and base level techniques, which contradicts and refines in some cases the previous lithostratigraphic correlations.

Presentation Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Start Time: 8:30:00 AM

Location: 210A (Anaheim Convention Center)

Presentation Type: Oral

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