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Volume: 68 (1984)

Issue: 8. (August)

First Page: 1029

Last Page: 1039

Title: Clyde Field Growth Fault Secondary Detachment Above Basement Faults in North Sea

Author(s): Alan D. Gibbs (2)

Article Type: Meeting abstract

Abstract:

The Clyde oil field in the southern North Sea comprises a Jurassic (Fulmar Sand) reservoir developed on a fault-bounded terrace on the margin of the Central graben. Palinspastic sections were constructed to honor seismic and well data, and were repeatedly tested using new techniques for balancing structural sections in extensional regimes. Cross-sectional area and bed-length balance clearly demonstrate the presence of both shallow and deep fault detachments. Seismic remapping has substantiated this model and demonstrates the decoupling of the basement and shallow listric fault sets. The new model has significance in terms of variations in reservoir quality and possible reservoir discontinuities resulting from fault seals. Of regional interest is the possibility of additio al growth-fault plays of this type within the North Sea basin.

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