The Cornell group has devoted considerable time to developing a
Windows NT-based basin model to handle the significant forces affecting
sedimentary basins. As of January, 2000, a "pre-alpha" model
was demonstrated to the interested public at an outreach meeting.
Approximately 70% of intended functionality has been included in the
model. Most of the "conventional" basin modeling issues-e.g.,
hydrocarbon maturation, GOR, API gravity, and heatflow-have been
preliminarily addressed in the model.
A more detailed examination of the
basin model follows.