East Indonesia: Plays and Prospectivity of the West Aru, Kai Besar and Tanimbar Area — Identified from New Long Offset Seismic Data — An Update Based on Further Data Acquisition and Interpretation
Roberts, Glyn; Christoffersen, Trond; Ramsden, Charles
The authors give an update to their AAPG 2011 paper : East Indonesia: Plays and Prospectivity of the West Aru, Kai Besar and Tanimbar Area - Identified from New Long Offset Seismic Data.
The new work is based on the acquisition of further seismic data (in 2012) which extends the original study area further north into the deeper part of the Aru Trough where a Tertiary petroleum system can now be more fully described and assessed. Based on drop core sampling reported by Marathon Oil (2011) this Tertiary petroleum system is possibly oil prone.
The new work will also include a look at the potential for these hydrocarbons to migrate to the margins of the Trough - into Mesozoic reservoirs at drillable depths. It is believed that a number of oil companies are chasing this play.
The presentation will be illustrated by numerous new seismic sections in depth as well as time.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90163©2013AAPG 2013 Annual Convention and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 19-22, 2013