Petroleum Systems of Thailand and Gulf of Thailand

Getech’s Petroleum Systems of Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand is one of four integrated reports for the Indochinese Peninsula.

Each report builds on Getech’s unique global gravity and magnetic data to underpin a re-evaluation of the structural development, and implications for the tectonic development, of the region. This forms the basis for the mapping of seven key palaeogeographic timeslices, which, when combined with analysis of Present Day drainage, enables new insights into both landscape evolution and its impact on sediment dispersal. The reports also contain reviews of the geochemical literature and new geochemical modelling. Utilisation of this workflow has generated new insights into the petroleum systems for each study area.

In the Petroleum Systems of Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand, Getech has concentrated on five key issues: the effect of the structural framework on the prospectivity of the area; the affect of palaeolandscapes on drainage and palaeoclimate; source rock facies variation and maturity; the distribution of reservoirs and the main controls on quality, and the main geological risks and rewards in this economically attractive country for oil and gas exploration.

The Petroleum Systems of Thailand and Gulf of Thailand Basins area of interest“…the main geological risks and rewards in this economically attractive country for oil and gas exploration.”

Analysis of Present Day drainage on the western coast of Cambodia.


  • 393 page report with 199 figures and tables
  • Nineteen enclosures
  • An ArcGIS™ mxd project and geodatabase v10.x (earlier versions available on request)
  • Geochemical model inputs

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This Regional Report investigates…

…the strong influence of the underlying structural and tectonic framework on the prospectivity of Thailand.

…how the geodynamic evolution of the region has affected basinal micro-climates, especially during rifting, and how these have both, in turn, affected sediment supply.

…the nature and maturity of lacustrine, deltaic and marine source rocks in the Malay and Patani Basins.

…patterns of sediment distribution relative to structural transfer zones.

…the potential for, and causes of, production problems related to fault reactivation.

Report Contents

  • Executive Summary and Introduction
  • Structure and Tectonics
  • Palaeogeographic Mapping
    • Middle Miocene
    • Late Oligocene
    • Middle Eocene
    • Late Paleocene
    • Hauterivian
    • Norian
    • Wordian
  • Drainage Analysis
  • Petroleum Systems Analysis
    • Malay Basin
    • Pattani Basin
    • Khmer Basin
    • Greater Thai Basin Province
    • Onshore Tertiary Basin Province
    • Khorat Plateau
  • Final Analysis and Conclusions
  • Appendices

ArcGIS™ Contents

Present Day:

  • Cultural data
  • Sedimentary basins and sub-basinal features
  • Well, outcrop, field and block locations
  • Images of gravity and magnetic data, derivatives and transforms
  • Structures
  • Intrusive/extrusive igneous occurrences
  • Various maps illustrating aspects of the petroleum geology of the basins covered by this report
  • Topography and bathymetry
  • Satellite imagery
  • Risk analysis

For each timeslice (Middle Miocene, Late Oligocene, Middle Eocene, Late Paleocene, Hauterivian, Norian, Wordian):

  • Rotated cultural data
  • Rotated structural elements and tectonic plates
  • Rotated published data points pertinent to the timeslice
  • Palaeorivers and lakes, rotated Present Day drainage
  • Palaeotectonostratigraphic terrains and palaeogross depositional environments
  • Modelled palaeotopography and palaeobathymetry

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