Interactions Between Growth Faults and Sedimentation
1984. "Interactions Between Growth Faults and Sedimentation", Structural and Depositional Styles of Gulf Coast Tertiary Continental Margins: Application to Hydrocarbon Exploration, Martin P.A. Jackson, William E. Galloway
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The previous section described how overpressured shales could slide down extremely gentle slopes under their own weight, initiating listric normal faults at the updip end of the gliding mass. In a prograding margin such shales are subsequently buried beneath coarser regressive elastics. This progradational burial initiates several types of deformation that complicate analysis of the continental margin.
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Structural and Depositional Styles of Gulf Coast Tertiary Continental Margins: Application to Hydrocarbon Exploration
The structure and genetic stratigraphy of the Gulf of Mexico continental margin are inextricably intertwined. As hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation advance into the deeply buried Tertiary basin fill, interpretation of the complex depositional and structural styles of the outer shelf and upper slope setting will increasingly challenge the interpreter. This publication provides a coherent summary of the key concepts, models, and tools that are needed to meet this exploration challenge, and includes chapters on: basic principles, submarine slope systems, models of growth faults, mechanics of diapir growth, petroleum traps, and techniques on analyzing normal faults and balancing cross sections with extended strata.