Sedimentary Architecture of Field Analogues
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The main goal of the SAFARI Project is to develop a fully searchable repository of geological outcrop data, from clastic sedimentary systems. Data on sedimentary architecture and geometry are essential in both reservoir modelling and sequence stratigraphic studies. The SAFARI project is a collaborative project between the Virtual Outcrop Geology (VOG) group based at the Centre for Integrated Petroleum Research (CIPR), the FORCE industry consortium and academic partners. The current SAFARI project is in two phases.
SAFARI Phase 1
The first phase is supported by 23 sponsors and the Norwegian Research Councils Petromax program. Phase 1 will run from 2009 until 2012. The main deliverables of phase 1 include:
- Generation of a XML standard for outcrop data
- Building of a database structure
- Population of the dabase with:
- data from the original SAFARI project
- Existing projects from the VOG Group
- New geometric data from fluvial, shallow marine and deep water systems acquired using heli-lidar
SAFARI Phase 2
The second phase of the project is funded by 16 companies and started in 2011. The project will continue until 2013. The main objective of phase 2 is the development a fully searchable web based repository of geological outcrop data, for clastic sedimentary systems. Three main deliverables are:
- Building a web based query tool which will allow outcrop data to be searched directly over the internet. The web interface will also allow the upload of new datasets as they become available. The web interface will also include a full overview of the outcrop standards, guidelines to facies interpretation and modelling and virtual outcrops.
- A global study of geometric data and facies occurrence from modern systems, using publicly-available remote sensing data.
- Population of the database with outcrop data made available by sponsors and partners.
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