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2002 22nd Annual GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins Research Conference

"Sequence Stratigraphic Models for Exploration and Production"

December 8-11, 2002, Houston, Texas

Sequence stratigraphic analysis has provided a methodology for integrated interpretation of depositional settings for prospect generation and field development. Originally defined for analysis of 2D seismic reflection profiles, the interpretation methodology has evolved with calibration of wireline logs, outcrop analysis and 3D stratigraphic horizon displays. A spectrum of "models" now exists, ranging from the original passive margin model to rift and fore arc settings, carbonate ramps, tropical and arid lacustrine systems, and fluvial and eolian environments. While the primary processes controlling formation of depositional sequences continues to be debated, case histories of application of the methodology provide examples of both successful predictions and useful surprises. The 2002 GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins Research Conference brought together petroleum industry and research institution geoscientists to share examples of applications of sequence stratigraphic analysis at exploration and production scales using a spectrum of data types from basins worldwide.