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 Cardiff structure is a large anticlinal trap, some 12 km long by 3 km wide, and is a prospective target across the span of the structure.
The Barnett Crossroads Prospect is an anticlinal trap with four-way structural closure at the Smackover Formation level.
The Cardiff structure is mapped as a large anticlinal trap within the Kapuni Sands below 13,000 feet depth, some 12 km (7 miles) long by 3 km (2 miles) wide, situated immediately adjacent to the giant Kapuni gas-condensate field, which has been in production for the past 35 years, and has now produced in excess of 800 BCF of gas and 65 million barrels of condensate.
In the report, Britt finds that the Elbridge Field is a 430-acre anticlinal trap formed by drape over a Silurian reef.
The Zagros fold-thrust belt involve gigantic anticlinal traps, with fracturing producing well connected hydrocarbon reservoirs and groundwater aquifers (Beydoun et al.