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A New Technique for 3D Restoration of Flexural Slip FoldsGold Open Access

Authors: P. A. Griffiths, N. Saltar, F. Schaefer, S. Jones and H. Reiser
Event name: EAGE Conference on Geology and Petroleum Geology of the Mediterranean and Circum-Mediterranean Basins
Session: Exploration & Production in Folded Belts: Modelling Petroleum Systems
Publication date: 01 October 2000
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201405996
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Abstract, PDF ( 50.97Kb )

A new structural restoration and forward modelling flexural slip technique for three-dimensional (3D) digital models has been developed. The flexural slip method preserves volume in 3D, line length (of the template surface and layers parallel to this surface) in a given unfolding direction and orthogonal bed thickness. The model surfaces need not be parallel to each other. These constraints allow 3D fault-propagation, fault-bend and detachment folds to be restored or forward modelled.

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