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Escuela Superior

Politecnica del
Litoral

SEISMIC FACIES
INTERPRETATION
SUBSURFACE GEOLOGY

Jhon Campoverde Cabrera


SEISMIC TERMINATIONS
TOPLAP
ONLAP
SEQUENCE BOUNDARY
CONFIGURATION / SEISMIC DESCRIPTION INTERPRETATION SKETCH
FACIE
Sf1, Chaotic Reflections show very low High energy, deposit
continuties, low amplitude and variability a highly disordered
frequency. arrangement.

Sf2, Subparallel The reflectors show a subparallel sediment deposited at a


configuration with high amplitude uniform rate on a uniformly
and continuity, the frequency is subsidence shelf or stable
moderate to high. basin
Sf3, oblique Average to high continuity, high Progressive growth to deeper
amplitude and low to average wter on an inclined Surface
frequency the top of the configuration
corresponds to the shallow
environments of high energy
Sf4, divergent The reflectors show a divergent Lateral variations in rates of
configuration with low frequency deposition or progressive
and continuity, low to average tilting subsiding shelf or stable
amplitude basin

Sf5, clinoforms progradation- The hummocky configuration show The hummochy configuration
Hummocky a low frequency and continuity with might correspond to
a low to average amplitude discontinuos channel and bar
sediments encased en silts or
clayey silts. These sediment
bodies seated in the upper
segment of clinoforms
DEPOSIT ENVIRONMENTAL
The deposited sediments could correspond to a deep marine environment, since most of the seismic facies indicate a turbulent and high energy
deposition, counting also with progradational systems in the case of the oblique configuration, the hummocky configuration belonging to the
oblique group-progradational. The chaotic facie has the characteristic of representing, mass transport by gravity and high energy turbidites.

REFERENCE/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Falc, R. (2010). Ssmica. In Estratigrafia Sismica (pp. 76101).