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Fault Zone Development with Temporal Impact on Fluid Flow - Example from Navajo Sandstone, UtahNormal access

Authors: E. Skurtveit, A. Torabi, A. Braathen and R. Alikarami
Event name: Fourth EAGE CO2 Geological Storage Workshop
Session: Session II-B - Storage Reservoir Management and Utilization
Publication date: 22 April 2014
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20140091
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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This work presents a field study of deformation structures found in a fault within the Navajo Sandstone in the San Rafael Swell, Utah. The main objective of this work is to describe the structural characteristics of the fault and identify different deformation episodes and their impact on fluid flow in the fault zone. Field analogues can be a useful tool for describing the hydo-mechanical coupling within fault zones and provides important knowledge of fault architecture and structural characteristics within faults. The studied faults are found to contain cataclastic deformation band later overprinted by fracturing and with calcite cement indicating fluid flow along the fault.

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