Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Growth faults sealing capacity

Growth faults, at shallow depths in soft ductile sediments, may have a better capacity to trap hydrocarbon than post depositional faults at depth in more indurated (brittle sediments).

In Nigeria, hydrocarbons are trapped in the downthrown side of growth faults when they are juxtaposed against an overpressured shale zone on the high side.

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