1D Modelling

1D modelling: Burial history of a single well location

This quick-look technique provides the burial history of a well, reconstructs the evolution of physical properties of individual sedimentary units as functions of depth or time, and calculates the speed with which kerogen breaks down under thermal stress to generate petroleum as a function of time and depth.

Output can be used to study the evolution of reservoir properties, the timing of hydrocarbon generation and the evolution of cap rock properties. Flow modelling is not performed.



Burial history diagram. Colours show porosity evolution of the assigned lithologies.
Changes in maturity (vitrinite reflectance, shown in black) and transformation ratio (red) as a function of geologic time.