The Sediment Modelling module uses a workflow driven approach to guide the user through simulation of 3D turbidity flows on present-day and palaeobathymetric surfaces. Sediment deposition modelled as a result of these flows can be used to understand and predict reservoir geometry, distribution and quality. Simulated flows are validated against existing well data to allow extension of distribution and properties of predicted flows to areas with no well control, thereby significantly reducing reservoir uncertainty. Validated results can be used to aid identification of satellite prospects and optimize drilling programs.
Full integration of the Sediment Modelling workflow with the 3D Kinematic Modelling tools in MOVE provides a unique capability to carry out sediment modelling on a restored palaeobathymetry at time of flow. The palaeobathymetric surfaces with associated reservoir quality attributes can then be structurally forward modelled to assess the distribution of turbidite-hosted reservoirs in the present day.