Controls On Focused-Flow and Dispersed-Flow Deepwater Carbonates: Miocene Agua Amarga Basin, Spain

R. H. Goldstein, E. K. Franseen, R. A. Dvoretsky, R. J. Sweeney
2012 Journal of Sedimentary Research  
STATUS: Project in press TIMING: Available to membership FUNDING: Fully funded; software donation by Schlumberger Purpose This project documents a comprehensive outcrop-to-model study that includes collection of field and lab data, processing and interpretation of the data, and construction of a static 3-D reservoir-analog model from upper Miocene carbonate deposits within the Agua Amarga basin, southeast Spain. It forms the basis for prediction of distribution and characteristics of subsurface
more » ... stics of subsurface deepwater carbonate reservoir analogs. Project Description Reservoir-analog models are important tools that can better define the input parameters in dynamic subsurface reservoir simulations (Borgomano et al., 2002; Adams et al., 2005; Dutton et al., 2005; Enge et al., 2007; Pranter et al., 2007; Borgomano et al., 2008) . The whole-field reservoir-analog model constructed for the carbonates in this study documents analogs for deep-water carbonate plays. These deep-water plays are particularly important because they challenge paradigms about deep-water carbonate deposition and document the effects of paleotopography on the architectures and lateral distributions of sediment gravity flow deposits.
doi:10.2110/jsr.2012.46 fatcat:htvcft6e6vfyvm2ufiros2haye