Seismic Stratigraphy and Depositional Facies Models

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Seismic stratigraphic techniques are nowadays part of the standard routine for interpreting seismic datasets and it is a fundamental tool for the E and P business. Its added value has been demonstrated over the past few decennia by an impressive proven track record in green field hydrocarbon exploration. Refinement and more diligent processing techniques (e.g., PrSDM, multi-focusing, full wavefield processing) necessitate a systematic approach towards 3D seismic interpretation. Seismic stratigraphy represents a coherent method for the analysis of sedimentary basin fills. The change in scale of observation, from individual outcrops to the regional framework, has been an eye-opener to many geoscientists. The results of seismic stratigraphic analysis form solid input for integrated quantitative subsurface reservoir studies. Better reservoir management decisions are made possible, when the...


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Author(s): P.C.H. Veeken, B. van Moerkerken
Pages: 496
Appearance: Hardcover
Publication date: 2013
Language: English
ISBN Number: 9789073834439
Publisher: EAGE Publications bv

Customer Review

Javier Fernández Lozano, University of Salamanca

The Seismic Stratigraphy and Depositional Facies Models textbook by Paul C.H. Veeken and Bruno van Moerkerken, provides a systematic approach for the description and evaluation of subsurface reservoirs. The authors have an extended career as geoscience consultants, having spent over 25 years working in the oil and gas industry. Their experience has contributed to provide a clear and detailed description of the ‘hot topics’ relating to seismic interpretation and modelling techniques, supplying advanced tools for the recognition of sedimentary facies. The textbook strengths lie in the easy way the authors present key concepts and explanatory notes, establishing useful links between cause- and- effect relationships in seismic interpretation. All in all, the book successfully integrates seismic interpretation techniques and stratigraphic criteria aiming to evaluate, from a practical point of view, the characterisation of potential reservoirs. It includes a large amount of data that is successfully condensed into a useful and easy-to-read book.

Dmitry A. Ruban

At a first glance, the book by Veeken & v. Moerkerken looks like a mere textbook or a mere reference volume for professionals. But this is the only half of the truth. Students and other beginners, as well as geologists not linked to hydrocarbon exploration will also find it enriching and simply nice. And this is not only because the book is so rich and easy-to-read. Generally, the tome by Veeken & v. Moerkerken is recommended strongly to the broad circle of readers. Of course, professionals and students in hydrocarbon exploration are the target audience, but all other geologists (sedimentologists, stratigraphers, etc.) will not be disappointed either. Everybody from industry and academia should do their best to have such a book on her/his shelf.