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GPR imaging of a turbidite outcrop in Almada Basin (Brazil)
Author(s): J. M. Travassos; Marco A. R. Ceia; A. Abel G. Carrasquilla
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Paper Abstract

Turbidite outcrops of the on shore portion of Almada Basin are made of conglomeratic sandstones and shales of the Urucutuca Formation. Those rocks are the unique Turbidite examples of the marine transgression mega-sequence in the Brazilian passive margin, which were sedimented during late Cretaceous. They are analogues to important Campos Basin reservoirs, offshore of Rio de Janeiro State, which is the largest Brazilian oil producer basin. A combined GPR, resistivity and well log survey was planned in the region to provide information regarding rock properties, such as lithology, geometry and permeability. The survey's goal was to predict the variability on the characteristics normally encountered in this kind of deposits. The GPR survey was done in order to provide a stratigraphic interpretation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4758, Ninth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar, (12 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462246
Show Author Affiliations
J. M. Travassos, Observatorio Nacional MCT (Brazil)
Marco A. R. Ceia, Norte Fluminense State Univ. (Brazil)
A. Abel G. Carrasquilla, Norte Fluminense State Univ. (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4758:
Ninth International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar

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