Why deepwater? In addition to expanding our knowledge on sedimentary systems that cover 70 percent of our planet, deepwater systems host promising resources and energy potential for the future. Their characteristic high-rate productivity also means fewer wells, which is good news for lower carbon emissions. Deepwater systems also benefit from the highest quality offshore 3-D and 4-D seismic. Thus, we see more clearly with ever-improving technology. Deepwater concepts and paradigms are rapidly evolving.
This 2022 book “Deepwater Sedimentary Systems” sets a firm and comprehensive foundation. Topics include history, architecture, sedimentology, source rocks, petroleum systems, crustal structure, passive margin fold belts, salt tectonics, deepwater sedimentary processes, units, environments, contourites, mass transport deposits, source-to-sink analysis, sequence stratigraphy, reservoir quality diagenesis, paleontology, ichnology, imaging, seismic rock physics, engineering advancements, economics, and future resource scenarios.