Geometrical and facies analysis of sedimentary bodies as outcropping analogs for hydrocarbons reservoirs and aquifers: Triassic and neogene examples from south Iberia (II)

  • Viseras, César (PI)
  • Pla Pueyo, Sila (CoI)
  • Candy, Ian (CoI)
  • García García, Fernando (CoI)
  • Soria, Jesús M. (CoI)
  • Tent Manclús, José E. (CoI)
  • Fernández Martínez, Juan (CoI)

Project: Research

Project Details


This project involves four sedimentary basins located in the southern Iberian Peninsula. Several examples of Triassic and Neogene ensembles with continental and shallow-marine origin are selected for their sedimentologic analysis as outcropping analogs of underground reservoirs of fluids (water, hydrocarbon, industrial waste or pollutant gases).
The aim of this project is to prepare a porous sedimentary bodies catalogue, including the description of their main features (geometry, petrophysics and lithofacies), as well as the mechanisms controlling the different-scale heterogeneities and their modelling, in order to provide suitable models for using in Applied Geology.
This objective will be achieved through the accomplishment of nine partial objectives involving from updating and adaptation of previous information and new field data acquisition to quantitative analysis performance and 3D models elaboration.
This proposal represents the continuity of a previous project that stills in force, although ten new targets are defined. Some of them are located in two research areas that are new in this project, but which were studied by some of the researchers of the present team from another point of view in previous projects.
Likewise, the research team is reinforced regarding the last project. One of the members of the previous project has trained in sedimentary petrology, and two of the new researchers are doctors expertise in tectonics and paleosols/paleoclimate. Therefore, the proposers conform a consolidated research group formed by seven doctors, five of them with a full-time dedication.

Effective start/end date1/01/1031/12/12

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land