Forward Stratigraphic Modeling is nowadays an efficient and useful tool to test various geological scenarios, and discriminate key sedimentary processes of transport during the infilling history of a basin.

Here, the challenge was to model a complete passive margin, reproducing the main observations at wells and the key features seen on seismic, in a single and reliable model of evolution of the margin over a hundred of millions years.

This complex integrated study of a Passive Margin successfully shows that a consistent model with fine-tuned parameters is capable to reproduce all the main sedimentary process trough time to correctly reproduce the stratigraphic architecture. This modelling study successfully reproduce the stacking of such different objects as Submarine mega canyon, pulses of turbidite flows and Attached Carbonate Platform development and progradation.

This kind of large scale integrated study brings valuable information on the architecture of all the elements of the Petroleum System, from depositional conditions of Organic Rich layers to Reservoir size, continuity, connectivity, quality and EOD, and Seals thickness and efficiency. Finally the Marine Organic Matter simulation helped to identify and characterize possible relevant Source Rocks layers, and bring one more step of refinement to the description of this Petroleum System


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