Future Plans

Lobe Phase 3

The central activity will be to extract additional value from the existing Karoo core database collected during Lobe2, and undertake further data collection in the Neuquén Basin (Argentina). In addition, the exportability of concepts and data will be tested in the Central North Sea, the NW Shelf of Australia, the Jaca Basin (Spain), and the Basque Basin (Spain) in order to:

  1. reduce uncertainties in the geometry and distribution of base-of-slope to basin-floor stratigraphic traps associated with lobes
  2. investigate impact of salt diapirism on submarine lobe deposit architecture
  3. improve our ability to interpret 3D stacking patterns of basin-floor systems from 1D well log data
  4. quantify the degree of confinement of lobe systems
  5. test exportability and applicability of outcrop-derived concepts to data-rich post-rift subsurface systems and salt-influenced systems
  6. construct geomodels and virtual outcrops to support cost-efficient, non-field-based and blended training programmes, and archive Lobe JIP data in 3D
Lobe 3 roles
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