Identification of salt features in seismic data

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doi: 10.1111/j.1747-5457.2008.00429.x
Authors:Jenyon, M. K.
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7 Highwown Drive, Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Journal of Petroleum Geology
Source:Journal of Petroleum Geology, 31(4), p.409-417. Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of Scientific Press, Beaconsfield, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0141-6421
Publication Date:2008
Note:In English. 5 refs.; illus., incl. sects., sketch map
Summary:The most practical approach to developing 3D information required to decide on the viability of a salt deposit as a possible site for a storage cavern is to carry out a seismic survey tied to one or more boreholes which have been logged geophysically. Using examples from seismic panels, mostly derived from the European Zechstein basin, eight classes of salt feature are discussed briefly: solution of the salt top, possibly associated with overburden collapse, basin-edge and fault asociated salt solution, lateral salt flow or injection sometimes causing bedding splay, differential thickening of evaporite minerals due to differences in creep rates and flows, and lateral plastic salt flow. [R.A.H.]
Sections:Physical properties of rocks and minerals
Subjects:Basin analysis; Basins; Deformation; Ductile deformation; Evaporite deposits; Faults; Geophysical methods; Geophysical surveys; High-resolution methods; Lithostratigraphy; Mining; Offshore; Paleozoic; Permian; Petroleum; Petroleum exploration; Rotliegendes; Salt tectonics; Sedimentary basins; Seismic methods; Seismic stratigraphy; Solution mining; Surveys; Tectonics; Three-dimensional models; Traps; Upper Permian; Zechstein; Atlantic Ocean; North Atlantic; North Sea
Coordinates:N520000 N570000 E0090000 E0040000
Abstract Numbers:08M/4116
Record ID:2010082281
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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