Fault Patterns Around Salt Domes
1984. "Fault Patterns Around Salt Domes", 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 complex faulting above and around salt stocks creates many small reservoirs, the exploitation of which requires good well control and good understanding of the principles of faulting around domes. The two most important factors that can influence fault patterns near surface are the plan shape of the salt stock and the type of regional strain. The influence of both these factors has been investigated in plan view by experimental and mathematical modeling of the effects of gentle doming.
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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.