Stratigraphic trap

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Stratigraphic traps are formed as a result of depositional, erosional, or diagenetic processes. As technology evolves and well control increases, exploration for pure stratigraphic traps becomes more and more practical. Seismic technology produces images of the subsurface with higher and higher resolution. Images and measurements of the subsurface, however detailed, still must be interpreted geologically. Effective geologic interpretation and, therefore, effective stratigraphic trap exploration integrates all data types, including seismic, well log, fluid character, fluid pressure, shows, cores, and cuttings. Sequence stratigraphy serves as a framework for integrating data.

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