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Innovative mediterranean ridge seismic experiment in three dimensions

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Address
Prince Consort Road
SW7 2BP London
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

Christian-Albrechts Universität Kiel
Germany
Address
Wischhofstraße 1-3
24148 Kiel
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Università degli Studi di Trieste
Italy
Address
Via Valerio 10
34127 Trieste
Université de Strasbourg I (Université Louis Pasteur)
France
Address
5 Rue René Descartes
67084 Strasbourg
École Normale Supérieure
France
Address
24 Rue Lhomond
75231 Paris