J. T. Kuo, G. P. Shi
An initial attempt has been made to model dynamically the formation and evolution of sedimentary basins, compaction of sediments, compaction-induced expulsion of fluids, and the formation, primary migration and accumulation of hydrocarbons in the basin as a complete system.
This model has been tested against the Los Angeles basin and, in particular, the Wilmington oil field. It appears that such an integrated simulation to a petroleum-bearing basin is feasible using reservoir simulation, geological, and geochemical data.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #91035©1988 AAPG-SEPM-SEG Pacific Sections and SPWLA Annual Convention, Santa Barbara, California, 17-19 April 1988.