Reservoir mapping in the Gulf of Suez petroleum system is challenging because rifting broke up the reservoirs by transform and cross faults. We have developed a technique which integrates fault outcrop mapping using satellite image interpretation, seismic near-surface characterization techniques such as Rayleigh wave velocity mapping and rayparameter interferometry as well as ant tracking of faults and geobody extraction on a PSTM cube. The technique utilizes a combination of GIS and Petrel for surface-subsurface integration. The joint analysis of Rayleigh wave data with satellite imagery provides a near-surface structural geologic model, which is interpreted for shallow drilling risks. The suite of near-surface geological products is enabled by the acquisition, processing and interpretation of point receiver seismic data acquired by Q-Land. For the first time detailed structural geology could be imaged in the near-surface, a data regime, which is conventionally contaminated by the footprint of the seismic acquisition.


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