The GeoEnergy Industry and academy are mutually dependent to push scientific understanding and technological developments to a high level of performance. Current industry practices in subsurface geomodelling are predominantly statistical based, not fully utilizing the increasing sedimentological and stratigraphic knowledge.

The PROMS sedimentology research group at TU Delft aims to improve the prediction of 3D subsurface architecture, properties, and heterogeneities by combining process modelling with sedimentological and stratigraphic knowledge.

We combine insights from numerical forward process modelling of sedimentary systems with those from subcrop, outcrop and Holocene sedimentary records.

The goal is to understand the 3D variability within modern and ancient sedimentary systems and relate that to controlling factors. This understanding in combination with forward modelling simulations is used to predict subsurface property distributions and related uncertainties for specific heterogeneity scales (Representative Elementary Volume, REV). REV’s are central in our approach.

We collaborate with industry and academic groups through joined projects.

Morphology and stratigraphy in a numerical analogue, a fluvio-deltaic geobody simulated with Delft3D. Numerical analogues provide high-resolution 3D data to populate reservoir models.

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Fieldwork Bighorn Basin

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Fieldwork in the Bighorn Basin has been performed in August and September of 2018 by the FRESCO team. The team consisted of Prof. Allard Martinius, Dr. Joep Storms, Dr. Hemmo Abels, MSc Youwei Wang... READ MORE

BSRG conference

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In December we represented PROMS at the BSRG (British Sedimentology Research Group) conference in Edinburgh. Our presentation on sediment distributions in delta deposits and our poster on modelling of 3D turbidity currents in Delft3D... READ MORE