Frogtech’s regional studies provide an integrated geophysical and geological study of basement evolution and basin formation.
Basement geometry, structure and composition influence the shape and location of a basin, the sediment distribution, the available accommodation space and depositional histories, all of which underpin petroleum systems analysis.
Frogtech Geoscience’s signature SEEBASE depth-to-basement product and other deliverables make our regional studies a cost-effective regional evaluation and exploration tool. SEEBASE provides a basis to reduce exploration risk, as well as to highlight new prospective areas and develop play concepts. These studies provides the strategic basis to focus future exploration activities and data acquisition programs.
Key benefits of each regional SEEBASE multi-client product include:
Structurally-controlled depth to basement - including the distribution, structural style and depth to basement of basins across a region
Identify potential for undiscovered hydrocarbons - Understand the relationship between known hydrocarbon fields and basement evolution
Know the limits of basin systems - Basin outlines have been updated and include previously unrecognised potential depocentres
Understand where, why and when traps are formed and modified - Distribution of potentially active faulting during key trap-forming/deforming events is mapped
Reduce risk for basin and thermal modelling - Present-day basement heat flow calculated from revised basement terranes and composition
A truly scalable solution - With applicability from basin to permit-scale studies
Easily access results - All SEEBASE studies include a desktop ready GIS package in ArcGIS format
Ready for customisation - Enhance the results by adding your own constraining data
Explorers will benefit from a fully integrated interpretation of basement geology, tectonic evolution and basin development including the following range of deliverables:
Basement Topography: The SEEBASE depth to basement model provides depth and geometry of the top basement surface highlighting basin depocentres and basement highs
Basement Geology: Analysis and description of basement terranes, assessment of terrane boundaries (including limit of oceanic and transitional crust), and interpretation of basement composition.
Tectonostratigraphic History: Plate reconstructions and summary of key tectonic events; implications for basin development; interpretation of major basement faults, and fault event maps for key events.
Basement Controls on Basin Architecture: Interpreted basin outlines, location and depth based on the SEEBASE and structural model;
Petroleum Prospectivity: summary of basement and structural controls on petroleum prospectivity based on the study results.
Depth to Moho: Geometry and depth of the Moho surface.
Maps of Sediment, Crustal and Basement Thickness, and Beta Factor: Derivative maps created using the SEEBASE® and Moho models.
Inferred Basement Heat Flow: Computation of radiogenic heat production and heat flow, integrating basement geology and architecture, as well as timing and intensity of regional tectonothermal events. Available separately as part of our Terraflux product line.
Potential Field Datasets: Frogtech Geoscience's state-of-the-art geophysical processing and enhancements.
For more information on specific studies, please select from the range of studies below.
A key benefit of all SEEBASE products is their ability to be customised with the input of customer constraining datasets for targeted calibration.
SEEBASE Depth to Basement is available globally through our Global SEEBASE D2B project.