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3D-GEO has demonstrated extensive expertise in seismic interpretation, structural analysis, sequence stratigraphy, and basin modelling in the extensional and compressional basins of Australia and Asia.
3D-GEO has worked directly on a number of major basin studies around the Australian margin including the Browse and Bonaparte Basins, the Exmouth Plateau, the Otway Basin, and the Cooper-Eromanga Basin of central Australia. In addition, we have conducted a number of smaller projects ranging from a reconnaissance of all prospective basins in Australia to key structural and seismic studies in the Perth Basin, the Great Australia Bight, Gippsland, etc. 3D-Geo is also active in geothermal and Geological Carbon Storage (GCS) projects, leveraging on our extensive experience in hot and high-CO2 "conventional" petroleum basins.


 From the PTRC (Whittaker Weyburn Project)

3D-GEO personnel have extensive direct experience of the geology and tectonics of Australia, with over 25 years of direct technical involvement across the continent and its numerous petroleum basins during previous work with major companies such as BHPP and Shell Australia.
Projects completed over the past 5 years include regional prospectivity review projects for clients, multiple sequence strat and sedimentological studies and structural restoration projects with a key focus on structural development through time and sedimentation. On deepwater margins, detailed sequence stratigraphy and structural seismic reconstructions, including analysis of palaeobathymetry and palaeostructure, are crucial in determining reservoir configuration/quality and 3D migration pathways at the critical time(s) of hydrocarbon generation.  3D-GEO has global and local experience in basin modeling, structural analysis, sequence stratigraphy and 4D migration modeling.


Recent work has shown that careful application and integration of these techniques can reveal “new” tectonic episodes in “old” basins. A major undocumented rifting event was recently discovered in a well-explored basin as a result of identifying anomalous reflection geometries and fitting these into a 3D model of the basin evolution through time. This has major implications for reservoir development, hydrocarbon migration, and trap integrity.

Currently about 33 tasks that have been reviewed and initiated
under the four major Technical Themes
• Geological Integrity
• Wellbore Integrity
• Monitoring
• Geophysical
• Geochemical
• Risk Assessment

altGeological architecture of
Geocellular model
• lithology
• hydrogeological
• Faults
• Well bores

Can be tailored for
different methods
and scenario analyses