Document Type: Case Study

Authors

1 School of Mining, Petroleum & Geophysics Engineering, University of Shahrood, Shahrood, Iran

2 MSc in Geophysics, National Iranian Oil Company Exploration Directorate

Abstract

Coastal Fars gravimetry project in Fars province was carried out to find the buried salt domes and to determine characteristics of faults in this area. The Lavarestan structure was covered by 4203 gravimetry stations in a regular grid of 1000*250 m. Depth structural model of this anticline made in previous studies was based on geological evidences and structural geology measurements. In order to have a complete coverage of Lavarestan anticline, 4 profiles with appropriate intervals were selected on gravity data for further processing and interpretation. 2D inverse modeling was performed on these profiles using Encome Modelvision and Encome PA software. Geometrical and physical parameters of each layer were changed step by step and forward gravity calculations were repeated until we reached a desirable fitting between observed and calculated gravity anomaly. The results of 2D gravity modeling were focused on Lower Paleozoic and Kazerun (cap rock) top horizon, also the underground contour map was extracted from seismic data after interpretation. The results show appropriate correlation between the underground contour map of 2D gravity modeling and interpretation of seismic data.

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