Study questions predrill risks associated with stratigraphic traps

Stratigraphic traps made headlines in 2017 with the discovery of an estimated 1 billion boe of recoverable resources in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana within the Payara, Snoek, and Turbot discoveries. Despite this play types' large resource potential, the industry still perceives stratigraphic traps as having higher geological risk. With remaining accumulations more likely to be stratigraphic, can exploration companies overcome the difficulties associated with stratigraphic plays?

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