Seismic attribute illumination of the Moxa Arch: A probable site for carbon sequestration

Verma, Sumit (University of Wyoming) | Campbell-Stone, Erin (University of Wyoming) | Sharma, Hema (University of Wyoming) | Mallick, Subhashis (University of Wyoming) | Grana, Dario (University of Wyoming)


Wyoming produces a significant percentage of the coal used to generate electricity at power plants in the United States. Carbon sequestration can substantially reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, and the Moxa Arch in SW Wyoming has been recognized as a potential sequestration site. In this study, we analyzed 3D seismic data acquired in 1999 on the crest of the Moxa Arch. Earlier studies have indicated that the fold axis of the Moxa Arch is continuous and trends NW to SE. We examined seismic attributes including coherent amplitude gradient, most positive and most negative principal curvature. In our study, we observed a structural lineation on most positive and most negative curvature along the NW and SE directions, parallel to Moxa Arch axis. However, this lineation is not continuous, rather it exhibits right-lateral offset.

Presentation Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Start Time: 2:45:00 PM

Location: 170/172

Presentation Type: ORAL