Contour Interactions Between Regional DIP, Salt Withdrawal, and Upward Drag
1984. "Contour Interactions Between Regional DIP, Salt Withdrawal, and Upward Drag", 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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Every surface pierced by a salt dome has a unique structure, so that every structure-contour pattern around a dome is different. Nevertheless, the structure around domes is governed by the same set of factors—factors that we must be familiar with if we are to create geologically realistic structure maps from a minimum of well data. Fault patterns are discussed in unit 19. Thus, although faulting is an important component in structure-contour maps, there is no need for repetition here. Let us examine the folding associated with a salt dome in terms of the structure-contour pattern.
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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.