Quantification of the magnitude of net apparent erosion in the southwestern Barents Sea by using compaction trends in shales and sandstones – Implications for hydrocarbon exploration
This thesis aimed to investigate the estimation of the net apparent erosion in the southwestern Barents Sea and consequently to determine the regional variation and magnitude of the net erosion by studying the compaction of selected stratigraphic layers.
An integrated approach based on seismic interpretation of multi-client seismic data, shale and sandstone compaction combined with a rock physics application was used in order to estimate the amount of net apparent erosion in the study area.
The findings will further serve as input to the overall understanding of the reservoir characteristics, the maturity of the source rocks, timing of expulsion and the retention of hydrocarbons in the traps.
The PhD thesis work was carried out at the Department of Geosciences, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, North Energy ASA in Tromsø and Oslo and First Geo AS in Oslo.
Paper I: Ktenas, D., Henriksen, E., Meisingset, I., Nielsen, J.K. & Andreassen, K. (2017). Quantification of the magnitude of net erosion in the southwest Barents Sea using sonic velocities and compaction trends in shales and sandstones. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 88, 826–844. The article is available in the thesis introduction. Also available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.09.019.
Paper II: Ktenas, D., Meisingset, I., Henriksen, E. & Nielsen, J.K. (2018). Estimation of net apparent erosion in the SW Barents Sea by applying velocity inversion analysis. The article is not available in Munin due to publisher restrictions. Published version in Petroleum Geoscience, petgeo2018-002, available at https://doi.org/10.1144/petgeo2018-002.
Paper III: Ktenas D., Nielsen J.K., Henriksen, E., Meisingset, I. & Schenk, O. The effects of uplift and erosion on the petroleum systems in the southwestern Barents Sea: Insights from seismic data and petroleum systems modelling. (Manuscript). The article is not available in Munin.
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UiT The Arctic University of Norway
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