--> --> ABSTRACT: Fault Slicing: Study of Faults from Production Perspective, by Alistair R. Brown, G. Serpell Edwards, and Robert E. Howard; #91038 (2010)
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Previous HitFaultNext Hit Slicing: Study of Faults from Production Perspective

Alistair R. Brown, G. Serpell Edwards, Robert E. Howard

The manner in which a Previous HitfaultNext Hit intersects a hydrocarbon reservoir affects production characteristics and thus must be understood in great detail. A 3-D seismic data volume can be sliced interactively to yield seismic sections along and parallel to a Previous HitfaultNext Hit plane. These Previous HitfaultNext Hit slices can then be used for the study of faults in several ways. Tracking of correlative horizons on Previous HitfaultNext Hit slices provides a map of Previous HitfaultNext Hit throw and permits a study of the throw as a function of time (or depth) and horizontal position. Because a Previous HitfaultNext Hit slice remains within one major Previous HitfaultNext Hit block, the study of growth relationships within that block is greatly facilitated. Splinter faults, also significant to an understanding of production characteristics, can be studied effectively on Previous HitfaultNext Hit slices because of he uniform proximity of these sections to the parent Previous HitfaultNext Hit. Correlation of one Previous HitfaultNext Hit slice in the upthrown block with one in the downthrown block by color mixing is used to study formation juxtaposition and hence the sealing and leaking characteristics of the Previous HitfaultTop.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #91038©1987 AAPG Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California, June 7-10, 1987.