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Fault Facies and Analysis of Fault Heterogeneity Through Rock LensesGold Open Access

Authors: A.B. Braathen, R.H. Gabrielsen, E. Bastesen, M. Lindanger, J. Clausen and J. Tveranger
Event name: 2nd EAGE International Conference on Fault and Top Seals - From Pore to Basin Scale 2009
Session: Fault Zone Architecture
Publication date: 21 September 2009
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20147176
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Abstract, PDF ( 1.26Mb )

We analyze fault envelope heterogeneity with implications for fault seal predictions, emphasizing fault core lenses as conduits for flow. The approach goes through 3D modeling of faults, applying the fault facies concept as a tool in statistical pattern recognition and database compilation. Various facies, such as fault lens, can be examined through shape, position, intrinsic deformation, and formation mechanisms. The outcome is statistical validated generic models for fault architecture that can be utilized in fault envelope design and subsequent flow considerations.

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