Presentation on theme: "Exploration of Sedimentary Basins using Altimeter Data By Khalid A. Soofi."— Presentation transcript:
Exploration of Sedimentary Basins using Altimeter Data By Khalid A. Soofi
Exploration Strategy Good Old Times –Look for seeps & drill –Look for bumps & drill Minimum Requirements –Find unexplored basin –Is sedimentary basin thick enough? –Does it have a source? –Generation & Migration possible? –Is there a Trap? –Is there a seal? –Economics?
Some specific examples of using Altimeter Data Quick ScreeningQuick Screening Salt, Mini-BasinsSalt, Mini-Basins Submarine CanyonsSubmarine Canyons Fracture ZonesFracture Zones Forward ModelingForward Modeling Wish List for Future MissionsWish List for Future Missions
Wish List... Resolve 10 km features near-shore (less then 1000 meters water depth) both on Free Air Gravity ( & Bathymetry, if possible). Get rid of near-shore noise by collecting more reliable altimeter data and merging with available ship data Get rid of ship track noise...