Since 1994 SEDSIM has been applied to hydrocarbon exploration and production problems in Australia under contract to various oil companies, including Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Mobil Exploration & Producing Australia Pty, Ltd., Texaco Inc., and Shell Development Australia Pty, Ltd. The NW Shelf of Australia is an active, frontier, hydrocarbon exploration area. From the Middle Jurassic to the Tertiary the sedimentation was predominantly siliciclastic on a variable bathymetry that generally was subsiding thermally but subject to local higher amplitude tectonic movement. The paleotopography is determined relatively easily from adequate seismic coverage, and the sediment supply was dominated by large rivers with channels that are active today. Combined stratigraphic/structural plays have been proven along the shelf and the future challenge is to identify potential stratigraphic plays which have little or no seismic expression. Stratigraphic forward modeling can contribute to the development of play concepts in such circumstances. Two case studies from the Neocomian (Barrow and Browse), one from the Aptian (Yampi Shelf), and one from the Oxfordian (Kendrew) are given.
Griffiths, C. M., Dyt, C., Paraschivoiu, E., & Liu, K. (2001). Sedsim in Hydrocarbon Exploration (pp. 71–97). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1359-9_5