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Integrated Fault Seal Analysis

Product Code: SP496
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by S. Ogilvie, S. Dee, R.W. Wilson, W. Bailey
Publication Date: 03 August 2020
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Special Publication 496

Published online 17/07/2020. Print copies available from 03/08/2020.

Faults commonly trap fluids such as hydrocarbons and water and therefore are of economic significance. During hydrocarbon field development, smaller faults can provide baffles and/or conduits to flow. There are relatively simple, well established workflows to carry out a fault seal analysis for siliciclastic rocks based primarily on clay content. There are, however, outstanding challenges related to other rock types, to calibrating fault seal models (with static and dynamic data) and to handling uncertainty. 

The variety of studies presented here demonstrate the types of data required and workflows followed in today’s environment in order to understand the uncertainties, risks and upsides associated with fault-related fluid flow. These studies span all parts of the hydrocarbon value chain from exploration to production but are also of relevance for other industries such as radioactive waste and CO2 containment.

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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786204592
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.85 kg



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