Douglas Paton is the invited Associate Editor for this special issue of Interpretation.
As frontier hydrocarbon exploration becomes increasingly interested in deep and ultra-deepwater targets, our understanding of petroleum geology of these often-undrilled systems becomes critical to reduce the inherent risk of these high cost settings. Over the past five years, there have been significant advances in our understanding of these systems as a consequence of increased fidelity of the seismic imaging of deep, long offset reflection profiles, and proliferation of a diverse range of modeling approaches applied to margin settings.
This special section provides a timely platform to showcase these advances. In doing so, it is an opportunity for both academic and industry researchers to demonstrate the significant developments that have been made in our understanding of passive margins and outline the implications for exploration in these high-risk but high-reward settings.
We are currently seeking manuscripts for it so please follow the link for further information: http://www.seg.org/resources/publications/interpretation/specialsections/2016/2016-new-insights-into-passive-margins