Preferential Petroleum Migration Pathways in Eastern Pearl River Mouth Basin,Offshore South China Sea
- Received Date: 2018-07-15
- Accepted Date: 2018-07-15
- Available Online: 2018-07-15
Abstract: Secondary petroleum migration in the eastern Pearl River Mouth basin was modeled using the three-dimensional PATHWAYSTM model, which assumes that the positions of petroleum migration pathways are controlled by the morphology of the sealing surfaces. The modeling results have accurately predicted the petroleum occurrences. Most commercial petroleum accumulations are along the predicted preferential petroleum migration pathways (PPMP), and most large fields (petroleum re-serves greater than 1×108 t) have more than one preferential petroleum migration pathways to convey petroleum to the traps...