Sutieng Ho

Sutieng Ho
National Taiwan University | NTU · Department of Geosciences

Post-doctoral Researcher - National Taiwan University, PhD - UK's university

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Additional affiliations
November 2014 - present
National Taiwan University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2009 - July 2014
Total-CSTJF, France (3.3 years), Cardiff University (1.2 year)
Position
  • PhD Student
June 2007 - August 2009
Total S.A.; Beicip-Franlab (IFP company); global industries
Position
  • Consultant
Education
September 2009 - June 2014
Total S.A. research centre - CSTJF
Field of study
  • Investigation of fluid venting systems on 3D seismic
September 2007 - April 2008
University of Pau & TOTAL S.A
Field of study
  • Sediment Remobilization
September 2005 - August 2007
University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille I
Field of study
  • Geosciences of Sedimentary Environment

Publications

Publications (42)
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The mechanisms that govern the vertical growth of seep carbonates were deciphered by studying the sedimentary architecture of a 15 m thick, 8 m wide column of limestone encased in deep-water marl in the middle Callovian interval of the Terres Noires Formation in the SE France Basin. The limestone body, also called “pseudobioherm”, records intense b...
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Despite the obvious link between hydrocarbon seepage at the surface and the activity of petroleum systems at depth, the majority of studies on seep carbonates concentrate on shallow aspects, whereas they are rarely oriented toward a source-to-sink perspective. Here, seep carbonates are conceptualized as a key element for analyzing petroleum systems...
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At a Pliocene methane seep site in Taiwan, an about half meter-long dolomitic concretion hosting a lucinid bivalve Anodontia goliath, ∼11 cm in diameter reveals the impact of chemosymbiotic bivalves on fluid migration through the shallow sediment. The concretion consists of a central channel filled with sparite and varying amounts of brecciated mat...
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We investigated the mechanisms that govern vertical growth of seep carbonates by studying the sedimentary architecture of a 15-m-thick, 8-m-diameter column of limestone encased in a deep-water marl succession in the Middle Callovian interval of the Terres Noires Formation in the SE France basin. The limestone body, a.k.a. pseudobioherm is character...
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An innovative and low-cost method for assessing fault seal integrity by using the geometry of intersection between faults and gas conduits (so called chimneys, or pipes) is proposed, exemplified by 3D seismic data from offshore West Africa. A new type of gas chimney with uncommon linear planform (in contrast to the more common sub-circular chimneys...
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A new type of gas chimney exhibiting an unconventional linear planform is found. These chimneys are termed Linear Chimneys, which have been observed in 3-D seismic data offshore of Angola. Linear Chimneys occur parallel to adjacent faults, often within preferentially oriented tier-bound fault networks of diagenetic origin (also known as anisotropic...
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We suggest an alternative mechanism for the formation of chimneys; "apart from overpressured fluid (gas) creating new fractures, overpressured gas may also pass through, filling pre-existing sub-vertical cracks/fractures in the hanging wall bottoms along the main fault surface (see fig. 2 in Gaffney et al., 2007). Pre-existing vertical fractures in...
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Pockmarks in Pliocene-Quaternary continental slope deposits offshore Angola show features related to: (1) fluid leakage craters that formed repeatedly, (2) authigenic methane-derived carbonates that indicate the (former) presence of hydrocarbons and (3) erosional–depositional structures that are clearly related to current activity. Depending on top...
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A new type of gas chimney exhibiting unconventional linear planform has been observed on 3D seismic data offshore Angola, and is termed Linear Chimneys. These chimneys occur in the shallow buried hemipelagic succession which was affected by syn-sedimentary remobilisation processes related to hydrocarbon migrations. Linear Chimneys are oriented para...
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This chapter highlights an alternative hypothesis of gas chimney formations in hanging walls, which can be caused by fluid migrations along pre-existing vertical fractures: "Apart from overpressured fluid (gas) creating new fractures, overpressured gas may also pass through, filling pre-existing sub-vertical cracks/fractures in the hanging wall bot...
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Linear conduits are interpreted as being represented by linear low amplitude zones (dimming) that contrast strongly with the positive background amplitude of the horizons. The low amplitude zones in plan view have lengths (a hundred to several hundred meters) larger than their widths (less than 50 m). Linear conduits are interpreted within the poly...
Method
Detailed program & pre-registration form is available: https://fluid-venting-system.weebly.com/ias-field-trip-june-2018.html IAS field trip: SEISMIC-SCALE FLUID MIGRATION FEATURES IN A PASSIVE MARGIN SETTING OUTCROP ANALOGUES FROM THE MESOZOIC SE FRANCE BASIN
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http://fluid-venting-system.weebly.com/ias-field-trip-june-2018.html This field trip will take place in the SE France Basin, which is filled by up to 10 km-thick pile of Mesozoic sediments. These accumulated in a deep embayment that opened onto the divergent, then drifting northern margin of the Tethys Ocean. Several organic-rich intervals were dep...
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Introduction - 3 Days IAS Field Trip 12th -14th June 2018, Sisteron (Provence), France For more information please visit: http://fluid-venting-system.weebly.com/ias-field-trip-june-2018.html
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3 Days Field Trip, IAS Congress, Toulouse, October 10 – 12, 2017 This field trip will take place in the SE France Basin, which is filled by an up to 10 km-thick pile of Mesozoic sediments. These sediments accumulated in a deep embayment that opened onto the divergent, then drifting northern margin of the Tethys Ocean. Several organic-rich intervals...
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Please visit http://fluid-venting-system.weebly.com for the new photo gallery of hydrocarbon seepages in our research team’s website. § Palaeo Seepages in Western California Coast § § Photo Album of Mud Volcanos in Taiwan Island §
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http://fluid-venting-system.weebly.com/ias-field-trip-oct-2017.html Please visit the web page for a field trip video presentation. Seismic-scale fluid migration features in a passive margin setting, Outcrop analogues from the Mesozoic SE France Basin. A 3 days field trip, IAS Congress, Toulouse, France, October 10 – 12, 2017
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(2016 submitted version) Two new types of pockmarks were found in the Pliocene-Quaternary section of the continental slope offshore Angola. Some features inside these pockmarks were clearly due to fluid leakage, like distinct craters development that are repeated throughout their time of activity; diagenetic crusts indicating that the fluids involv...
Data
Interesting supplementary information can be found in "Introduction" and "Discussion 5.2.1.3." in this original manuscript which was submitted to Marine Geology on 18th October 2016.
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Layer-bound arrays of polygonal compaction faults have long been considered as important migration routes for hydrocarbon fluids leaking to the surface across thick shale sequences. A classic example is the deep offshore of the Lower Congo Basin where numerous fluid-venting structures are present above a Pliocene polygonal fault system. In this pap...
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High-resolution 3-D seismic data from offshore Angola is used to document spatial variations in the planform geometry of polygonal faults (PFs) hosted in a succession of Neogene-Quaternary hemipelagite deposits. We show that the regionally isotropic PF network becomes anisotropic around pockmarks, salt stocks and salt withdrawal basins. Four main p...
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A multi-tiered cluster of funnel-shaped seismic anomalies can be observed over 11000 km² in the lower Tertiary of the Carnarvon basin, NW shelf of Australia. The lithology is dominated by deep-water carbonates and marls. Individual funnel-shaped depressions typically have a diameter exceeding 1 km and a depth of a few hundred meters. The strata ins...
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Localized fluid venting structures in the Neogene-Quarternary interval of Offshore Congo Basin, have been noticed to be associated with particular types of geology features in a high resolution 3-D seismic survey. Venting structures represent various regimes of methane seepage after literature (cf. Hovland & Judd, 1987, Robert, 2001, Gay, 2002, Car...
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In this study we compare the expression of seep carbonates as high-amplitude patches on seismic data with the ground truth of outcrop analogues. The organizations of two different outcrops of methanogenic carbonates were compared with the positive high amplitude anomalies (PHAAs) that we observed in a high resolution 3-D seismic survey in Offshore...
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The Tertiary slope deposits of the Carnarvon basin show a complex stacking of erosional surfaces. In map view, these surfaces appear as made up of coalescent craters. This morphology indicates that they do no correspond to canyons or channels as could be suggested by crosssectional views only. Detail seismic correlation between the infill of the cr...
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Advancing pockmarks composed of multiphase, migrated infill-sets are observed above gas-bearing channels and deep-seated extensional faults in a high-resolution 3D seismic survey of the Lower Congo Basin, offshore Angola. They occur within a Neogene-Quaternary-aged sedimentary sequence deformed by polygonal faults. “Advancing” pockmarks are so term...
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acoustic pipes, pockmarks and amplitude anomalies are observed in 3-D high resolution seismic data. Positive high amplitude anomalies (PHAAs) associated with pockmarks or acoustic pipes have recently started to be studied by seismic interpreters. These PHAAs in our study area often occur either at the top of acoustic 'pull-up' pipes or at pockmark...
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plusieurs domaines : les échappements de méthane sont le point de départ des écosystèmes chimiosynthétiques de suintements froids ; dans le domaine de l’exploration pétrolière, ils servent d’indicateurs de migration ; enfin, ils sont également un indicateur précieux de risques naturels, par exemple de déstabilisation de pente ou de venues de gaz en...
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Layer-bound, polygonal patterns of normal faults have been described in thick shale series for almost 20 years now (Cartwright et al., 1993 and many papers since), but some details of their mode of formation are still controversial. It seems well established that they correspond to the lateral contraction of fine-grained lithologies and that their...
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Three-dimensional seismic data provide a new insight into the geometry of igneous intrusions, and have also revealed over the past 20 years that their clastic counterpart, initially known from limited outcrop observations, can also reach multi-km scale and affect vast areas in sedimentary basins. Conical intrusions several km in diameter and a few...
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V-shaped seismic reflectors have been seen on seismic for several decades, but were interpreted as “erosional features” until 3-D seismic became available. The advent of 3-D revealed that a number of these, especially in the North Sea, were actually closed features, i.e. funnels rather than valleys. As the quality of survey increased, a distinction...

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