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Title: The influences of crustal extension, salt tectonics and gravity-driven deformation on the structural evolution of the Halten Terrace, offshore mid-Norway : new sights from 3D seismic data and fault analysis
Author: Marsh, Nicola A.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3619 5004
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2008
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Normal fault zones play a fundamental role in the development of sedimentary basins and in the migration and trapping of hydrocarbons. The idealised geometry of an isolated post-sedimentary normal fault (Barnett, 1987, Walsh & Watterson, 1989) existing conceptual models that describe the process of fault growth and linkage in brittle systems (Childs et al, 1995; Cartwright et al, 1996; Childs et al, 1995, 1996b; Huggins et al, 1995), where fault planes composed of many overstepping segments are linked by areas of complex deformation called relay ramps, are generally accepted. Relay zones can trap significant volumes of hydrocarbon or act as leakage points, thus understanding the style of fault linkage, which strongly influences the location of hydrocarbon tops and reservoir compartmentalisation, is vital for any petroleum system.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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