3D high-resolution digital models of outcrop analogue study sites to constrain reservoir model uncertainty: an example from Alport Castles, Derbyshire, UK
Advances in data capture and computer technology have made possible the collection of 3D high-resolution surface and subsurface digital geological data from outcrop analogues. This paper describes research to obtain the 3D distribution and internal sedimentary architecture of turbidite channels and associated sediments at a study site in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. The 1D, 2D and 3D digital datasets included Total Station survey, terrestrial photogrammetry and remote sensing, sedimentary logs and a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) dataset. A grid of 2D GPR profiles was acquired behind a cliff outcrop; electromagnetic reflection events correlated with cliff face sedimentary horizons logged by Vertical Radar Profiling. All data were combined into a Digital Solid Model (DSM) dataset of the site within reservoir modelling software.