anticlinal trap

anticlinal trap

[¦ant·i¦klīn·əl ′trap]
(geology)
A formation in the top of an anticline in which petroleum has accumulated.
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The firm said the Strickland 2 well, which had been spud May 8 by Rig 103, will test for hydrocarbon presence in the Darai limestone reservoir within a 4-way dip closed anticlinal trap.
The Barnett Crossroads Prospect is an anticlinal trap with four-way structural closure at the Smackover Formation level.
The Zagros fold-thrust belt involve gigantic anticlinal traps, with fracturing producing well connected hydrocarbon reservoirs and groundwater aquifers (Beydoun et al.