Astrium's geologists offer a comprehensive range of onshore geological mapping services to the oil, gas and minerals industries, including structural and lithological interpretation and detailed fracture analysis utilising various sources of satellite imagery and digital elevation models.
Geological interpretation can be performed at a range of scales, from regional down to individual structure or prospect scale.
Structural interpretation and geological understanding of a region
A typical interpretation identifies:
orientation and dip of bedding surfaces
major and minor faults and their classification
fold axial traces and direction of fold plunge
stratigraphic boundaries (including identification of lithological type and the mapping of potential source and reservoir rocks)
structurally controlled drainage
In order to build up a full geological understanding of a region.
The studies are performed within a GIS to facilitate integration of ancillary exploration data such as potential field, seismic and well data supplied by the customer.
Astrium Services can also offer a field geological mapping service allowing interpretations to be verified and integrated with primary data.
East Africa Rift System
Off-the-shelf geological interpretation studies
For regional evaluation and seismic planning, Astrium offers non-exclusive studies that have been carried out at scales ranging from 1:50 000 to 1:250 000 and supplied in GIS format. There are also provided follow up detailed studies over block specific areas.
East Africa Rift System: Fully integrated geological study of the East Africa Rift System providing a consistent interpretation of the surface geology and the location of hydrocarbon seeps in the region