Mr Heraclio Gutierrez-Moreno

Supervised by

  • Jurgen Adam First/primary/lead supervisor


Research interests

The main issue of my research aims to establish a kinematic model and the petroleum system implications of deepwater fold-and-thrust belts which develop on a shale detachment in front of basinward advancing salt sheets in the Mexican part of the western Gulf of Mexico basin. The work method consists of interpretation of 2D-3D seismic data, restoration and balancing techniques, and scaled physical models. Finally, the derived model and tectono-stratigraphic information will provide valuable insights into the evolution of mixed salt-shale systems and will be useful to determine prospective hydrocarbon traps in this frontier exploration area.

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