SuperCache Mexico

To build a comprehensive model of the regional Gulf of Mexico basin, Dynamic Data Services has integrated  15,000 km of offshore and 2,500 km of offshore data with 250 deep wells to deliver a basin-wide synthesis of the geodynamics, tectono-stratigraphy and petroleum systems of Mexico.  Dynamic’s new interpretation provides a cost-effective, geology-focused, evaluation of the key areas of Mexico, enabling E&P companies to make regional, play-based exploration decisions. Integration with SuperCache 2D and SuperMerge 2D and 3D datasets has been key to developing the Mexico program. Basin wide tectono-stratigraphy maps have provided guidance on the early opening and history of the entire Gulf of Mexico basin.

Program Objectives

 

  • Provide regional seismic and key-well coverage of existing exploration and production basins and the frontier margins of the northern Yucatan;

  • Tie into existing SC programs and products in the US GoM to provide a continuous, regional grid and interpretation over the entire basin;

  • Describe the basin-wide rift architecture, basal heat low, subsidence and tectono-stratigraphy as fundamental controls on petroleum systems.

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SuperCache Mexico shown in brown. The data consists of 15,000km offshore 2D data and 2,500km of onshore 2D data

Key insights from US GoM interpretation to Mexico's petroleum systems

 

  • Anomalously thick crustal structure beneath the Perdido Fold Belt is related to high basal heat lows and the presence of a light-oil petroleum system

  • SC data from the Florida margin show the distribution of pre-salt and early post-salt Jurassic sequences and can be contrasted with those evident on the northern Yucatan conjugate margin.

Deliverables

 

  • Common velocity model

  • Time stack data

  • Depth converted stack data

  • Regional interpretations of mid-Eocene, mid & top Cretaceous, top Jurassic, top salt, base salt, top oceanic and continental basement, Moho(where possible)

  • Regional geothermal gradients and basal heat low

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Seismic example from NW Yucatan showing rifted basement and SDRs.

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Seismic Example from Mexican Ridges showing Tuxpan Platform