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Data Fusion of Seismic and Non-Seismic Multi-Measurements to Build an Advanced Integrated Earth Model in the Red Sea

F.C. Snyder1, E. Saragoussi1, F. Miranda1, A. Goodall1, I. Hili1, G. Cairns1, E. Medina1, A. Lovatini1, and N. Raterman2

2Saudi Aramco


Exploration in the deep water Red Sea, while in its infancy, includes many challenges as well as attractive potential opportunities. Source, reservoir, charge and trap have been shown to be present regionally in the area through a number of on-shore and near-shore wells. But are they present in the deep water frontier areas? One key obstacle in answering that and many other questions is in systematically creating an accurate earth model to properly image below the mobilized evaporites and thereby help reduce the risk of well placement. Doing this properly requires an appreciation not only for timing and movement of the rift section, heat flow, salt dynamics and sediment influx, but specifically to account for the composition and acoustic properties of the layered evaporites (LES).


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain