SuperMerge is a low-cost solution to an understanding of areas where the industry is not actively exploring but are essential to basin wide understanding to develop new play concepts in mature areas. Supermerge 3D dataset currently consists of a carefully chosen select 48,842 sq. mile contiguous grid of carefully selected vintage data that ties to SuperCache 2D and SuperMerge 2D datasets. All data has been depthed with a meticulously constructed velocity model across the margin that incorporates well data along with deep velocities from SuperCache 2D and PSDM data. The result is a consistent dataset across the surveys available in time and depth. Regional interpretation in depth, tied to wells and SuperCache, is part of the deliverables. The interpretation consists of 7 mesozoic and 8 Tertiary horizons.
Key highlights of SuperMerge 3D:
Merged, balanced and depth converted library of high graded 3D data from over 150 surveys.
Continuously updated velocity model integrates over 300 deep well velocities with SuperCache and 3D velocities
Regional interpretation includes faults and horizons, regional isopachs of the main sequences and reservoir fairways
Help identify and re-evaluate less prolific, lightly-leased areas of the basin for new play potential.
Provides ability to monitor industry activity across the entire GOM basin
A cross-section from Central Louisiana across two 3D surveys shown in depth. The meticulous constructed velocity volume allows for continuity of faults and horizons across the survey merge areas. Phase and amplitude matching are part of the data preparation phase.
Time and Depth Stack (segy)
Interpretation (faults and horizons)
Northern GOM - 3D SuperMerge - Currently over 48,000 sq. miles
Velocity model building incorporated 175 wells spatially distributed in the 3D area
A composite line from Destin Dome to NE Mississippi Canyon. The line traverses SuperCache 2D, SuperMerge 2D and 3D datasets
Map showing the outline of the sub-grid identified for CCS storage project, highlighted in yellow polygon and covering approximately 16,000 sq. miles