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Applied Subsurface Geological Mapping by Daniel J.Tearpock, Richard E. Bischke

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Chapter 7. Fault Maps

Introduction

Faulted structures play a very significant role in the trapping of hydrocarbons. Therefore, it is imperative that anyone involved in the exploration for, or exploitation of, hydrocarbons should have a significant understanding of faults within the area of study, including their origin and relationship to the formation of structures. Detailed interpretation and mapping of major faults is critical in the process of hydrocarbon exploration and development. This chapter presents the correct subsurface interpretation and mapping techniques required to prepare fault surface maps. Chapter 8 presents the techniques for integrating faults into structural interpretations and maps. Faults themselves are vital to structural ...

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