Basin Temperature Modeling

High-Quality Temperature Data for Assessing Sedimentary Basins

TGS has developed a proprietary methodology for generating accurate Basin Temperature Models to support exploration in shale plays

Subsurface basin temperature:

  • Is a fundamental parameter for many aspects of hydrocarbon exploration, both conventional and unconventional
  • Controls the rate of chemical reactions: kerogen transformation in source rocks
  • Is an important requirement for many borehole management procedures; it is measured during drilling


The BTM provides a sub-surface temperature model that:

  • Is an effective way to visualize and examine temperature trends in the basin
  • Cross-correlate prospective zones with the temperature cube and identify the optimum temperature of prospective areas
  • enables identification of zones or areas of anomalous fluid flow and heat flow


The BTM data package includes the derived temperature cubes, and all the input data, such as indexed BHTs, formation tops, depth grids and a comprehensive report.

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temp-cube Temperature geo-cellular cube

anadarko BTM 3D2

Onshore Basins

TGS' has BTM's across many prolific US Onshore Basins; including Anadarko, Permian and Delaware.

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