Generation of overpressure and compaction-driven fluid flow in a Plio-Pleistocene growth-faulted basin , Eugene Island 330 , offshore Louisiana

@inproceedings{Gordon1998GenerationOO,
  title={Generation of overpressure and compaction-driven fluid flow in a Plio-Pleistocene growth-faulted basin , Eugene Island 330 , offshore Louisiana},
  author={David S. Gordon and Peter B. Flemings},
  year={1998}
}
The complex pressure and porosity fields observed in the Eugene Island (EI) 330 field (offshore Louisiana) are thought to result from sediment loading of low-permeability strata. In this field, fluid pressures rise with depth from hydrostatic to nearly lithostatic, iso-pressure surfaces closely follow stratigraphic surfaces which are sharply offset by growth-faulting, and porosity declines with effective stress. A one-dimensional hydrodynamic model simulates the evolution of pressure and… CONTINUE READING