Applied Three-Dimensional Subsurface Geological Mapping With Structural Methods

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2020-07-21
  • Publisher: Pearson

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The Gold-Standard “Bible” for Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping: Extensively Updated for Working Teams’ Latest Advances

Long recognized as the most authoritative, practical, and comprehensive guide to structural mapping methods, Applied Three-Dimensional Subsurface Geological Mapping, Third Edition, has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent technical developments, with an emphasis on shale play basins, horizontal drilling, unconventional resources, and modern workflows.

The authors of this edition have more than a century of collective experience in hydrocarbon exploration and development, in major, large, independent companies throughout the world. In this long-awaited update, they present revised and new chapters on computer mapping, shale basin exploration, and prospect reserves and risk. They introduce key innovations related to shale reservoirs, hydraulic fracturing, and deviated, horizontal, and directional wells, along with expanded discussions of computer interpretations and mapping.

Throughout, the book links theory and practice based on fundamental geoscience principles. These principles will help you integrate all available geological, geophysical, and engineering data, to generate more reasonable and viable subsurface interpretations, and to construct maps that successfully identify reserves.
  • Master core principles and proven methods for accurate subsurface interpretations and mapping
  • Construct subsurface maps and cross-sections from well logs, seismic sections, and outcrop data
  • Work effectively with horizontal and directionally drilled wells and directional surveys
  • Use powerful well log-correlation techniques
  • Construct viable fault and horizon structure maps
  • Balance and interpret compressional, extensional, and strike-slip structures
  • Distinguish between the different structure styles and the characterization of growth structures
  • Understand isochore and isopach maps
This book is indispensable for every integrated working team, consisting of geologists, geophysicists, and engineers, that prepares subsurface geological interpretations and maps, as well as for every manager, executive, and investor who uses or evaluates prospects.

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Author Biography

Daniel J. Tearpock was a noted scientist, author, and entrepreneur. He was chairman and chief executive officer of Subsurface Consultants & Associates LLC (SCA), the industry leader in worldwide upstream petroleum consultancy and training. As a working geoscientist, he generated numerous exploration and exploitation prospects, either on his own or as part of an organized team. As a company, SCA has helped clients find or develop billions of barrels of oil equivalent. He was also coauthor of Quick Look Techniques for Prospect Evaluation.

Richard E. Bischke, Ph.D., is the former chief structural geophysicist of SCA LLC. He has conducted a wide range of structural geology projects, seismic interpretation, and balancing studies in extensional, compressional, and strike-slip environments. He works primarily on worldwide projects for major oil companies and large independents. He is a 3D-workstation geophysicist specializing in the interpretation of and prospect generation within complexly deformed structures, including salt-related structures. Dr. Bischke was an associate professor of geology and geophysics at Temple University (1973-1982) and an adjunct professor of engineering at Drexel University.

James Brenneke is retired geology discipline lead for Gulf of Mexico Production for BP. Prior to that, he was consulting geoscientist, technical manager, VP of geology and engineering, and treasurer for SCA LLC. He has worked onshore and offshore in the US and in numerous foreign countries. Jim has contributed to numerous exploration discoveries, field extensions, and development wells in his 40 years in the industry.

David C. Metzner is founder of Crossroads Geoscience Solutions LLC, a consulting company based in Emory, Texas. Formerly, he held various positions at Pioneer Natural Resources, Placid Oil, Arco Oil and Gas, SCA LLC, EOG Resources, and Ancana. He has been a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists since 1982.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Subsurface Mapping
2. Contouring and Contouring Techniques
3. Directionally and Horizontally Drilled Wells and Directional Surveys
4. Log Correlation
5. Integration of Geophysical Data in Subsurface Mapping
6. Cross Sections
7. Fault Maps
8. Structure Maps
9. Interpretation of Three-Dimensional: Seismic Data from A Shale Basin
10. Compressional Structure: Balancing and Interpretation
11. Extensional Structure: Balancing and Interpretation
12. Strike-Slip Faults and Associated Structures
13. Growth Structures

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