An overview of basin modeling in The Netherlands: New results and applications
Abdul Fattah, R.
The subsurface of the onshore and offshore Netherlands has been studied extensively. In 2006 the first complete maps of the main stratigraphic horizons (down to the Permian) were published. Since then these maps were regularly updated and extended to include also the main reservoir horizons. This detailed stratigraphic information was used to quantitatively study the evolution of the Dutch subsurface by means of 3D basin modeling. At this time about 70% of the Dutch subsurface has been studied using basin modeling. Important results from these models include the heat flow evolution based on tectonic subsidence modelling, burial history, temperature evolution, maturity evolution and hydrocarbon generation of the main source-rocks as well as porosity evolution for the main reservoir horizons. These results can be used for conventional hydrocarbon exploration but also for more unconventional applications.
Earth / Environmental
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PG - Petroleum Geosciences
ELSS - Earth, Life and Social Sciences
Geological Survey Netherlands
Energy / Geological Survey Netherlands
Petroleum reservoir evaluation
76th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2014, Experience the Energy, incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2014, 16-19 June 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1514-1518