Large public domain satellite gravity inversion: exploring frontier basins
April 18, 2017 / 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM (GMT+8)
China University of Petroleum (East China)
Qingdao, China | Website
Please join us for this keynote presentation during the 2017 CGS/SEG International Geophysical Conference.
In this study we demonstrate how public domain gravity data inversion, carried out with limited constraints, can reveal a meaningful, basin-scale preliminary density model of the subsurface. We first invert on a relatively well known area of the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), then take on a more scarcely understood area offshore, East Africa. We show that in a challenging economic environment, this low cost modelling approach can prove extremely useful to explore frontier basins and outline the regional structural and tectonic framework.
Authors: Gaud Pouliquen and Gerry Connard, Geosoft Inc.