Rock Physics and Seismic Geomorphology in New Zealand

Clayton is working to better understand the Taranaki Basin in New Zealand by approaching the problem from different scales.  In one part of his project, he is using analog wells in the Taranaki Basin of New Zealand, to study rock properties of the subsurface layers and how their elastic properties change. These modeling results will be compared to seismic data to reveal insights into the basin.  Additionally, he is using multi-attribute analysis in the southern region of the basin to understand how the deepwater channel systems have evolved through time and their implications on the presence of reservoir in the deeper, unexplored portion of the Taranaki Basin.