To develop an understanding of the inter-related processes occurring in the Mediterranean ridge, by interpreting 3-D seismic data to provide a high resolution, 3-D geological model.
This project complements two contracts under the MAST programme (IMERSE I - MAS-CT93-0063 and MEDRIFF - MAS-CT92-0037). It will process and migrate the 3D seismic reflection data acquired by IMERSE I to provide a three dimensional image of the sub-surface beneath the deformation front of the Mediterranean ridge. This will be used in combination with results from the other projects to model porosity distribution, over-pressuring, fracture geometry and fluid flow beneath the ridge.
The work will result, inter alia, in a sub-surface model of porosity, fracture distribution and orientation, and fluid pressure; a location map showing sites of probable active fluid conduits; contour maps to the top of critical horizons and a structural interpretation of the sub-surface.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
B15 2TT Birmingham