Analysis of ancient-river systems by 3D seismic time-slice technique

A case study in northeast malay basin, offshore terengganu, Malaysia

Noorzamzarina Sulaiman, Umar Hamzah, Abdul Rahim Samsudin

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Abstract

Fluvial sandstones constitute one of the major clastic petroleum reservoir types in many sedimentary basins around the world. This study is based on the analysis of high-resolution, shallow (seabed to 500 m depth) 3D seismic data which generated three-dimensional (3D) time slices that provide exceptional imaging of the geometry, dimension and temporal and spatial distribution of fluvial channels. The study area is in the northeast of Malay Basin about 280 km to the east of Terengganu offshore. The Malay Basin comprises a thick (>8 km), rift to post-rift Oligo-Miocene to Pliocene basin-fill. The youngest (Miocene to Pliocene), post-rift succession is dominated by a thick (1-5 km), cyclic succession of coastal plain and coastal deposits, which accumulated in a humid-tropical climatic setting. This study focuses on the Pleistocene to Recent (500 m thick) succession, which comprises a range of seismic facies analysis of the twodimensional (2D) seismic sections, mainly reflecting changes in fluvial channel style and river architecture. The succession has been divided into four seismic units (Unit S1-S4), bounded by basin-wide strata surfaces. Two types of boundaries have been identified: 1) a boundary that is defined by a regionally-extensive erosion surface at the base of a prominent incised valley (S3 and S4); 2) a sequence boundary that is defined by more weakly-incised, straight and lowsinuosity channels which is interpreted as low-stand alluvial bypass channel systems (S1 and S2). Each unit displays a predictable vertical change of the channel pattern and scale, with wide low-sinuosity channels at the base passing gradationally upwards into narrow high-sinuosity channels at the top. The wide variation in channel style and size is interpreted to be controlled mainly by the sea-level fluctuations on the widely flat Sunda land Platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium
EditorsZahari Ibrahim, Haja Maideen Kader Maideen, Nazlina Ibrahim, Nurul Huda Abd Karim, Taufik Yusof, Fatimah Abdul Razak, Nurulkamal Maseran, Rozida Mohd Khalid, Noor Baa'yah Ibrahim, Hasidah Mohd. Sidek, Mohd Salmi Md Noorani, Norbert Simon
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages629-636
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780735412507
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2014 - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 9 Apr 201411 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1614
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other2014 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2014
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period9/4/1411/4/14

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Malaysia
rivers
coastal plains
temporal distribution
bypasses
sandstones
strata
sea level
crude oil
erosion
valleys
spatial distribution
platforms
deposits
high resolution

Keywords

  • 3D time slices
  • Incised valley
  • River architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Sulaiman, N., Hamzah, U., & Samsudin, A. R. (2014). Analysis of ancient-river systems by 3D seismic time-slice technique: A case study in northeast malay basin, offshore terengganu, Malaysia. In Z. Ibrahim, H. M. K. Maideen, N. Ibrahim, N. H. A. Karim, T. Yusof, F. A. Razak, N. Maseran, R. M. Khalid, N. B. Ibrahim, H. M. Sidek, M. S. M. Noorani, ... N. Simon (Eds.), 2014 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium (pp. 629-636). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1614). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4895276

Analysis of ancient-river systems by 3D seismic time-slice technique : A case study in northeast malay basin, offshore terengganu, Malaysia. / Sulaiman, Noorzamzarina; Hamzah, Umar; Samsudin, Abdul Rahim.

2014 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium. ed. / Zahari Ibrahim; Haja Maideen Kader Maideen; Nazlina Ibrahim; Nurul Huda Abd Karim; Taufik Yusof; Fatimah Abdul Razak; Nurulkamal Maseran; Rozida Mohd Khalid; Noor Baa'yah Ibrahim; Hasidah Mohd. Sidek; Mohd Salmi Md Noorani; Norbert Simon. American Institute of Physics Inc., 2014. p. 629-636 (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1614).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sulaiman, N, Hamzah, U & Samsudin, AR 2014, Analysis of ancient-river systems by 3D seismic time-slice technique: A case study in northeast malay basin, offshore terengganu, Malaysia. in Z Ibrahim, HMK Maideen, N Ibrahim, NHA Karim, T Yusof, FA Razak, N Maseran, RM Khalid, NB Ibrahim, HM Sidek, MSM Noorani & N Simon (eds), 2014 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium. AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1614, American Institute of Physics Inc., pp. 629-636, 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2014, Selangor, Malaysia, 9/4/14. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4895276
Sulaiman N, Hamzah U, Samsudin AR. Analysis of ancient-river systems by 3D seismic time-slice technique: A case study in northeast malay basin, offshore terengganu, Malaysia. In Ibrahim Z, Maideen HMK, Ibrahim N, Karim NHA, Yusof T, Razak FA, Maseran N, Khalid RM, Ibrahim NB, Sidek HM, Noorani MSM, Simon N, editors, 2014 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2014. p. 629-636. (AIP Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4895276
Sulaiman, Noorzamzarina ; Hamzah, Umar ; Samsudin, Abdul Rahim. / Analysis of ancient-river systems by 3D seismic time-slice technique : A case study in northeast malay basin, offshore terengganu, Malaysia. 2014 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium - Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium. editor / Zahari Ibrahim ; Haja Maideen Kader Maideen ; Nazlina Ibrahim ; Nurul Huda Abd Karim ; Taufik Yusof ; Fatimah Abdul Razak ; Nurulkamal Maseran ; Rozida Mohd Khalid ; Noor Baa'yah Ibrahim ; Hasidah Mohd. Sidek ; Mohd Salmi Md Noorani ; Norbert Simon. American Institute of Physics Inc., 2014. pp. 629-636 (AIP Conference Proceedings).
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