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Predicting Potential Zones of Hydrocarbon through Seismic Stratigraphy within the Western Barents Sea, Norway

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Stratigraphic play based exploration approach facilitates the development of reservoir prediction models and prospect generation. The present study is carried out along the southern margin of the Loppa High within Hammerfest Basin, Barents Sea, Norway in order to identify the reservoir quality sand in Early Cretaceous age formations along the slope of the high. In this study 2D seismic lines; in which 8 lines are dip and 1 line is strike, and well logs data are interpreted. Outcome is a low-risk exploration technique that is capable of correctly predicting reservoir zones. The stratigraphic trap is identified in the Knurr and Kolje Formations of Adventdalen group, which act as source and seal rock for reservoir respectively. Three stratigraphic surfaces including base of Knurr Formation (sequence boundary), top of Knurr Formation, and Kolje Formation (maximum flooding surface) make a perfect trap for hydrocarbon accumulation. By utilizing the common risk segment analyses, it was identified that the maximum chances of hydrocarbon accumulation are in reservoir zone A and B which lies in up-dip direction.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 62)
M. R. Mughal et al., "Predicting Potential Zones of Hydrocarbon through Seismic Stratigraphy within the Western Barents Sea, Norway", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 62, pp. 52-60, 2017
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Mar 2017

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