Salt, Sediment and Hydrocarbons
SALT STRUCTURES AS INDICATORS OF SUBSALT RIFT BASIN FAULTS AND FAULT-CONTROLLED RESERVOIRS
Published:December 01, 1993
Improvements in base-salt and subsalt seismic data quality have made it possible to recognize a spatial relationship between numerous salt structures, base-salt faults, and major subsalt rift basin reservoirs, and to develop geoseismic models for the prediction of subsalt fault-controlled rift basin reservoirs. The spatial relationship between salt structures and base-salt faults observed in many Europe and North American basins has led to the suggestion that faults and the resulting base-salt displacement, slope variations, thermal anomalies, paleotopography, and differential subsalt sediment compaction may contribute to a base-salt fault trigger mechanism which can control the initial location, trend, and morphology...