3D seismic interpretation in a deep-water depositional environment from Lower Congo Basin
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This Master of Science (M.Sc.) thesis focuses on the detailed characterization and interpretation of deep-water depositional system within Lower Congo Basin, offshore Angola. The application of seismic geomorphology has helped decipher and characterize complex sedimentary architectures, and identify a rage of geomorphic elements including channel complexes, sedimentary waves and mass transport deposits. Mapping these features using 3D visualization techniques and workflows facilitates a more detailed understanding of how depositional geometry responds to spatial and temporal variations in tectonic deformation, and subsidence and the creation or destruction of accommodation and sediment supply. Ultimately, this approach illustrates how in data limited environments, the effective integration of seismic stratigraphy and geomorphology is key to the reduction of uncertainty with respect, to reservoir prediction and connectivity in exploration.