In this project, you will use 2D gravity modeling software in an offshore setting to calculate the 2D gravity effect of the bathymetry and several relatively shallow sedimentary layers.
In Project 501, the 2D or Simple Bouguer correction was calculated and applied producing Bouguer gravity which is the first step for a qualitative interpretation.
With this project, we now proceed to a quantitative interpretation of all the geology which produces the observed gravity field.
Density and depth control will be introduced from sources such as surface geology, wells and refraction data to build a Geologic Cross-Section to be used as initial model input.
The model’s geologic interfaces will be manipulated within the constraints of the control data; modeling success may be judged based on the match between the calculated and observed fields.
Prerequisite Project: 500 plus Module #7