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Estimating tectonic history through basin simulation-enhanced seismic inversion: geoinfomatics for sedimentary basins

Tandon, K
Tuncay, Kağan
Hubbard, K
Comer, J
Ortoleva, P
A data assimilation approach is demonstrated whereby seismic inversion is both automated and enhanced using a comprehensive numerical sedimentary basin simulator to study the physics and chemistry of sedimentary basin processes in response to geothermal gradient in much greater detail than previously attempted. The approach not only reduces costs by integrating the basin analysis and seismic inversion activities to understand the sedimentary basin evolution with respect to geodynamic parameters- but the technique also has the potential for serving as a geoinfomatics platform for understanding various physical and chemical processes operating at different scales within a sedimentary basin.