Fault Architecture, an Integrated Study
A. Torabi, B. Alaei and A. Libak
Event name: Fifth International Conference on Fault and Top Seals
Session: Novel Use of Geophysics for Seal Analysis
Publication date: 08 September 2019
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Fault geometric attributes and fault rock properties are essential components of fault seal analysis and understanding the fluid flow within faulted reservoirs. Therefore, studying the fault geometry and properties are important for different applications such as petroleum exploration and production, CO2 storage, and geothermal energy management. We use an integrated approach to provide a more realistic geometry and architecture of faults. In this approach, fault imaging through seismic attributes is integrated with comparable outcrop studies. Using frequency decomposition and choosing higher frequency seismic data for the attribute analysis, we image faults beyond seismic resolution. Our data covers both siliciclastic and carbonate rocks. Utilizing the compiled fault geometric attributes data measured on outcrop and seismic and comparing them with the previously published data; we investigate the fault scaling relations. The scaling relations are to predict fault dimensions and to better understand the fault growth mechanism. This will reduce the uncertainty related to fault prediction in any kind of reservoir.