December 2-5, 2002 Barossa Valley, near Adelaide, South Australia
Sponsored by AAPG Research Committee
Adelaide, SA 5005
4800 Fournace Place
Bellaire, TX 77401
North Beck House
North Beck Lane
Hundleby, Lincolnshire PE23 5NB
Primary Industries & Resources, SA
Petroleum Division, 7th Floor
101 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, SA 5001
Evaluating the Hydrocarbon Sealing Potential of Faults and Caprocks
This Hedberg conference brought together workers from various disciplines (geology, geophysics, engineering, petrophysics) to discuss state-of-the-art concepts, methodologies and case histories relating to top, intraformational and fault seals.
- Petrophysical Characterization of Seals
- Sedimentology/Sequence Stratigraphy of Seal Rocks
- Seismic Characterization of Top and Fault Seals
- Seals, Migration and Fluid Flow
- Regional Stress/Geomechanics
- Faults: Sealing or Non-sealing?
- Reservoir Compartmentalization: Seals, Baffles or Barriers?
- Reservoir Simulation with Internal Seals
- Paleo Columns and Seals
Specific discussions focused on:
- Determining characteristics of fault zone seals;
- Evaluation of stratigraphic (capillary) traps/lateral seals;
- Geochemical characteristics of seal lithologies;
- Wireline log evaluation of seals and internal reservoir baffles;
- Petrophysical/petrographic properties of seals;
- Seismic detection of seals;
- Effect of seal geometries (thickness, lateral extent) on seal potential;
- "Engineering" aspects of seals; Case histories of expected vs. actual seal capacity;
- Examples of multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary studies of the issues of top, intra-formational and fault seal integrity within key basin systems are especially welcome.