A distribution of sand sediment class in a subsurface of the Earth is identified. Three-dimensional stratigraphic images of sediment distribution in a subsurface of the Earth are constructed, including at least two depositional domains, by simulating sediment transport and deposition over a selected time interval of sediments originating from one or more clastic sediment input sources. The simulation uses at least two equilibrium surfaces bounding the at least two depositional domains and at least two sediment classes, and updates the equilibrium surfaces in a sequence of timesteps, by accounting for sediment feed from the one or more clastic sediment input sources, erosion and deposition in accordance with mass-balance equality constraints. The images are used to identify a distribution of sand sediment class in the subsurface of the Earth suitable for acquiring hydrocarbons or fresh water, or for storing gas or liquids.
|Titolo:||CONSTRUCTING STRATIGRAPHIC IMAGES OF SEDIMENT DISTRIBUTION IN A SUBSURFACE OF THE EARTH|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||05.01 - Brevetto|