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Chulalongkorn University

Chulalongkorn University in Thailand has been using their academic Move licenses to teach the basic use of balancing cross-sections and have been using the suite in various research projects.

One MSc student began his research at the University of Aberdeen, using Move and returned to Chulalongkorn to finish it. The aim was to sequentially restore two sections across two anticlines to determine when anticline closure was developed relative to the generation of hydrcarbons, because one anticline is filled with oil, while the adjacent one, along strike is filled with gas. The modelling indicated that closure occurred later on the gas filled anticline, suggesting that the timing of closure was a critical factor.  The student used Move to import segy data, draw horizons and faults based on the seismic interpretation, depth convert the section, remove fault displacement and sequentially restore the section by successively unfolding horizons.

This year they plan to use Move in one of their MSc projets and a PhD project.

Chulalongkorn University have two Academic Software Initative licenses.

Keywords : balanced cross section, academic case study, 2d restoration

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