BasinMod 2-D models dynamic geologic conditions within a petroleum system, by examining hydrocarbon generation from source rocks through secondary migration and accumulation in traps.
- Easily handle complex stratigraphy, including complicated unconformities.
- Vary surface temperature and heat flow through time.
- Model lateral and vertical facies successions.
- Graphically display and edit the chronostratigraphic section.
- Calculation engine combines backstripping and forward modeling.
- Calculate values for all cells in a calculation grid. The variation of pressure and fluids in adjacent cells drives migration.
- Uses a finite difference method for thermal and fluid flow calculations.
- Fluid flow along faults may be or automated or manually controlled.
- Calculate the effects of mobile substrates (e.g., salt, shale) through time.
- Display model values, such as temperature, pressure, maturity, generation, and saturation in cross-section either as continuous color or value windows at any point in time.
- Measured maturity, porosity, temperature, and pressure may be displayed on the cross-section for calibration.
- Draw a burial history or plot any model value versus time or depth.
- Display velocity arrows for oil, gas, and water.