Seismic Lithological Survey : An Integrated Approach for the Exploration of Hydrocarbons

  • Thorsen, Grete, (Project Participant)

    Project Details

    Description

    The overall goal of the LITASEIS Project is to integrate lithoseismic methods

    developed in former German R+D projects (especially in ASW and LIPS) into a novel approach for the lithological interpretation of seismic waves. The background for this effort is given by the actually growing exploration depth of deep gas reservoirs in Germany and other European regions (5.000 - 6.000 m). In this depth the gas reservoirs are more and more of a facies type and are characterized by tight pay rock with transitions in porosity and permeability due to diagenetic processes.The common reflection seismics often fail in finding such reservoirs because of lack of substantial jumps in seismic impedance. For effective exploration in that depth the companies do need more and more LITHOSEISMIC METHODS in order to identify lithologic transitions out of seismic data. The former ASW and LIPS projects brought up several methodological developments which have been integrated into a novel exploration method in lithoseismics. In order to reach this goal the LITASEIS Group is built up mainly out of previous R+D Projects in lithoseismics (ASW+LIPS), which partly got funding by the EC DG 17 formerly. The project is organized as a cooperation project where the proposers 1 to 5 are cooperating under the project management of DGMK. The project is the methodical part of the whole LITASEIS-Program in Germany. Six German oil companies (BEB, Preussag Energie, RWE-DEA, Wintershall, ITAG, MOBIL) participate as project partners. This demonstrates the application character of the project. Contractor: DGMK Hamburg
    AcronymLITASEIS
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date01/01/1996 → …

    Research Output

    • 1 Report
    • 1 Article in proceeding

    Variations in Acoustic Properties of Near Surface Sediments and the Effects on High Resolution Seismic Data Evaluated by Laboratory Tests, In-situ Measurements, and Seismic Modelling

    Nörmark, E., Thorsen, G. & Andersen, H. L., 1996, Seismic Lithological Survey. DGMK, Vol. 1. p. 77-128 (DGMK Research Report; No. 397-2/1).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearch

    Soft Layer Modelling: at Aarhus University and Aalborg University

    Thorsen, G., 1995, Aalborg: Aalborg Universitet. 6 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReport

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