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Fault damage zone at subsurface; a case study using 3D seismic attributes and a clay model analog for the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma

Liao Zonghu, Liu Hui, Jiang Zheng, Kurt J. Marfurt and Ze'ev Reches
Fault damage zone at subsurface; a case study using 3D seismic attributes and a clay model analog for the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma
Interpretation (Tulsa) (May 2017) 5 (2): T143-T150

Abstract

Using 3D seismic attributes and the support of a clay model that served as an analog, we mapped and analyzed a 32 km (20 mi) long, north-south-striking, right-lateral fault in the Woodford Shale, Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma, USA. Volumetric coherence, dip azimuth, and curvature delineated an approximately 1.5 km (approximately 5000 ft) wide damage zone with multiple secondary faults, folds, and flexures. The clay analog enabled us to identify these features as belonging to a complex transpressional Riedel structure. We also suggest that the damage zone contains dense subseismic fractures associated with multiscale faulting and secondary folding that may correspond to highly permeable features within the Woodford Shale.


ISSN: 2324-8858
EISSN: 2324-8866
Serial Title: Interpretation (Tulsa)
Serial Volume: 5
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Fault damage zone at subsurface; a case study using 3D seismic attributes and a clay model analog for the Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma
Affiliation: China University of Petroleum, State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resources and Prospecting, Beijing, China
Pages: T143-T150
Published: 201705
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 52
Accession Number: 2017-069986
Categories: Structural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sects., sketch maps
N33°34'60" - N37°00'00", W103°00'00" - W94°25'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Peking University, CHN, ChinaUniversity of Oklahoma, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201737
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