Intrasalt Structure and Strain Partitioning in Layered Evaporites: Insights from the Messinian Salt in the Eastern Mediterranean
S. Evans and C.A.-. Jackson
Event name: 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
Session: Petroleum Systems of the Mediterranean Sea II
Publication date: 03 June 2019
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The deforming Messinian evaporite sequence is lithologically heterogeneous and structurally complex. Understanding the Messinian stratigraphy and its influence on the intrasalt strain distribution is essential for accurate velocity modelling and efficient drilling of petroleum prospects in the pre-salt domain. We use high quality 3D seismic reflection data from offshore Lebanon to show vertical and lateral variations in strain across the dataset.