Extracting 3D grain size trends across synthetic analogues of prograding deltas created in Delft3D GeoTool

Helena van der Vegt, Joep Storms, Dirk-Jan Walstra, Liang Li, N.C. Howes, Kjetil Nordahl, Allard Martinius

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Abstract

Geological models are generated by interpretation and interpolation of sparse data. To limit uncertainty, relevant analogues are used to extrapolate knowledge of previously studied, well understood systems. However, these analogues only provide a snapshot of deposition. During delta progradation, sediment will not only be deposited, but is also reworked resulting in unique preserved sediment distribution patterns for each delta. We show how process-based models can be used to study the evolution of deltaic sediment distribution in four dimensions. Grain-size distribution trends are extracted from preserved deposits in synthetic analogues of prograding deltas.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017: Energy, Technology, Sustainability - Time to Open a New Chapter - Paris, France
Duration: 12 Jun 201715 Jun 2017
Conference number: 79

Conference

Conference79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period12/06/1715/06/17

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