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Selected type: Added to Your Shopping Cart. The subtle reservoir included several reservoir types, such as the stratigraphic and lithologic reservoirs, complex fault block reservoirs, and low-amplitude anticline reservoirs.

Because the differences between a lithological and stratigraphic reservoir and any other subtle reservoir include the geological background trap mechanism, we must distinguish it from other subtle reservoirs. At present, the commonly used definition of lithological and stratigraphic traps is that they are traps that have apparently lack four directional closures, and are difficult to identify using the exploration strategy of structural traps.

The definition also includes the trap that relates to structures but is formed in an unexpected location such as the deep flank of a structure.

Furthermore, it cannot be simply defined by the structural closure. Lithological and stratigraphic traps include lithological traps, stratigraphic traps, and lithological and stratigraphic combination traps. Today, according to the main formation mechanisms, lithological and stratigraphic traps are subdivided into lateral facies change traps, lateral deposited pinch-out traps, overlap subcrop traps, river- or valley-filled traps, diagenetic traps, fractured traps, and hydrodynamic traps.

Specifically, they are subdivided into 15 types: lateral deposition pinch-out traps, lateral facies change traps, channel-filled traps, regional subcrop traps, valley-filled traps, onlap traps on the unconformity of a tectonic flank, cementation traps, onlap traps on the regional unconformity traps, fractured traps, edge truncation traps, dolomite or dissolution traps, paleostructural subcrop traps, incised valley-filled traps, hydrodynamic traps, and asphalt plugging traps Figure 1.

The most common types of traps include lateral deposition pinch-out traps, lateral facies change traps, channel-filled traps, and regional subcrop traps.

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However, the most common traps may not contain the largest amount of reserves. A single trap that contains a relatively large amount of reserves may be the onlap trap formed by a structural flanking unconformity, the onlap trap formed by a regional unconformity, the asphalt plugging trap, or the deep basin gas trap.

However, because lithological and stratigraphic traps often have a very wide aerial extent but very thin effective production layers, these types of traps lack a natural energy drive.

In America, of the known lithological and stratigraphic reservoirs, In addition, known lithological and stratigraphic reservoirs produce from Ordovician to Tertiary intervals.

Theory Research Progress in China Since the late s, Chinese researchers have become gradually aware of the importance of the subtle reservoirs, and many related papers and monographs have been published. Based on our understanding of foreign counterparts, domestic scholars defined the concept and classification of subtle traps and described the characteristics and distribution of subtle reservoirs in China.

Because of the unique reservoir distribution in China, most of our research has concentrated on subtle traps that are distributed in the petroliferous basins in eastern China. Many scholars have postulated their theories about lithological and stratigraphic traps and related topics. But there is no equivalent in English that equates to Yanxingquanbi in Chinese.

He also defined nonstructural traps as the lithological and stratigraphic traps that are distinct from structural traps in his book entitled The Nonstructural Reservoirs There is confusion and ambiguity when discussing subtle reservoirs, because at times this term is used to refer to all nonstructural traps, or to include a structural trap that is difficult to distinguish with geophysical techniques.

Over the past few decades, domestic experts and scholars studied the formation conditions and the distribution of lithological and stratigraphic reservoirs from different points of view. We discuss these in the following sections. Trap Formation Hu et al.

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Sequence Stratigraphy After recognizing the validity and importance of sequence stratigraphy for finding lithological and stratigraphic reservoirs, explorers consistently used the sourceereservoirecap assemblage within the sequence stratigraphic framework to predict favorable zones.

Stratigraphic reservoirs are always discovered in the vicinity of sequence boundaries.

Updip pinch-out lithological reservoirs and lenticular body lithological reservoirs are always formed in the vicinity of the maximum flooding surface. At the lower part of the slope of a rift lacustrine basin, which has a slope structure similar to a passive continental margin, various types of fan bodies form during the stage called the lowstand systems tract; these are favorable areas where lithological and stratigraphic reservoirs are formed.

Basin Structure It is easy to illustrate the development of lithological and stratigraphic reservoirs in rift basins.

The structural characteristics are explicit at the steep slope, gentle slope, and deep area of a rift basin. The ramp or the slope-break zone, which plays an important role in controlling deposition, refers to the steep slope zone or the slope-break zone that was influenced by terrain mutations or faults. Because of shifting shorelines, multiple phases of lithological pinch-out and stratigraphic overlap are formed in the vicinity of a slope-break zone.

Furthermore, because a slope-break zone is proximal to a hydrocarbon generation center, lithological and stratigraphic reservoirs are always formed in this zone.

The deep area of a rift basin is the hydrocarbon generation center and the sandstone lens in it can be considered a lithological reservoir. Depositional Systems, Sedimentary Facies Belts, and Lithofacies The characteristics of depositional systems, facies belts, and lateral changes in deposition make delta systems the most favorable zones for the development of stratigraphic reservoirs in a lake basin.


The fluid potential and sedimentary facies have a negative correlation.Its inclusion in an early chapter stresses the all-pervasive nature of these data processing techniques in all aspects of applied geophysics, especially now that we live in a digital and not an analogue world. Gravity and magnetics are also used, with considerable frequency, in oil and gas exploration.

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There is confusion and ambiguity when discussing subtle reservoirs, because at times this term is used to refer to all nonstructural traps, or to include a structural trap that is difficult to distinguish with geophysical techniques.

This book also provides some successful examples and geophysical methods of specific conditions for readers who are interested in the exploration of lithological and stratigraphic reservoirs. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Furthermore, it cannot be simply defined by the structural closure.

Marine Magnetotellurics mMT or marine Controlled Source Electro-Magnetics mCSEM can provide pseudo-direct detection of hydrocarbons by detecting resistivity changes over geological traps signaled by seismic survey , then minimizing the number of wellcats. A material profile, based on the SASW method, is thus obtained according to: a constructing an experimental dispersion curve, by performing field experiments, each time using a different loading frequency, and measuring the surface wave-speed for each frequency; b constructing a theoretical dispersion curve, by assuming a trial distribution for the material properties of a layered profile; c varying the material properties of the layered profile, and repeating the previous step, until a match between the experimental dispersion curve, and the theoretical dispersion curve is attained.