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International Conference on Fault and Top Seals
Montpellier, France 1 – 3 October / 2012
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About the trade show
In recent years significant improvements have been made in the assessment of fault and top seals, particularly in hydrocarbon exploration and production. Developments include novel techniques and algorithms for capturing fault and top seal properties within flow models. Advances have also been made in the coupling of geomechanics and flow and its implications for the integrity of reservoirs and storage sites. Progress has been achieved in investigating the role of fault and top seals in subsurface fluid flow, but their impact cannot yet be routinely assessed using existing methodologies for 3-D hydrocarbon migration and the implications of multiphase flow properties of seals on reservoir production, hydrogeology or CO2 storage have not been fully explored.
Despite significant advances in structural mapping techniques, the need for improving the accuracy of structural maps as a prerequisite for fault and top seal analysis, and related risk and uncertainty assessment, is still crucial. Parameterisation of fault and top seal properties is gradually improving, and will benefit not only from improved methods but also from better outcrop and subsurface constraints on the geometrical, flow and geomechanical properties of host rock sequences and of fault rocks and fault zones. More insights are also needed into the detection, monitoring and modeling of top seal and fault leakage through both siliciclastic and carbonate sequences, using geological, geophysical and engineering techniques.
The ultimate aim of all such studies must be to increase the predictive capability of associated methods and flow models in the full range of application areas, the main theme which underpins this conference.