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Fluid Flow at the Basin Margin: The North Solway Previous HitFaultNext Hit

Stewart Beattie
University of Strathclyde, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland
[email protected]

Understanding the influence of Previous HitfaultNext Hit zones on basin fluid flow regimes is of crucial importance to resource exploration and recovery. Large km scale Previous HitfaultNext Hit zones at the basin margin can act as significant conduits and barriers for fluids but are less commonly considered than faults within the basin sequence.

This project aims to describe and evaluate faulting and fluid flow at a basin-bounding Previous HitfaultNext Hit zone by mapping the internal Previous HitfaultNext Hit architecture of the North Solway Previous HitFaultNext Hit. The Previous HitfaultNext Hit zone is a complex 3D outcrop and can be traced from fractured footwall to high strain Previous HitfaultNext Hit breccias. These grade into and rework sedimentary breccias that are stacked against the Previous HitfaultNext Hit. The footwall, Previous HitfaultNext Hit breccias and sedimentary breccias are cut by mineralisation and the whole Previous HitfaultNext Hit zone is exposed in a complexly incised coastal outcrop.

Detailed field mapping will be combined with laboratory analysis of thin sections to study the relationships between structural, sedimentary and fluid flow processes. These traditional methods will be augmented by construction of a 3D digital outcrop model using images from a digital camera mounted on a remotely operated air vehicle and structure from motion software. The 3D model will then be validated against on site measurements and information obtained through mapping and thin sections. These techniques will be used to reconstruct the history of interactions of Previous HitfaultTop zone geometry and fluid flow episodes at the basin margin.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90183©2013 AAPG Foundation 2013 Grants-in-Aid Projects