salt dome


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

salt dome

[′sȯlt ‚dōm]
(geology)
A diapiric or piercement structure in which there is a central, equidimensional salt plug.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Allen Dome is a piercement salt dome discovered by Shell Oil Company in 1928 and is located 50 miles south of Houston in Brazoria County, Texas.
Target: Brookside Salt Dome Storage Project, the Driftwood Reservoir Storage Project
Texas Brine's first and last mapping project was in 1982, and by the company's own admission, it understated Oxy3's proximity to the edge of the salt dome and the possibility of a breach.
The salt domes of Iran can be classified based on the halite purity.
The company has operated the current caverns, which are in the Jefferson Island salt dome and lie about 4,000 feet below the surface of the lake, since 1994.
The salt dome shape in a horizontal projection resembles an ellipse with axes about 3 km long and about 1 km wide (at the depth 470 m, Fig.
The new high performance salt dome storage facility located in Matagorda County, Texas will be interconnected with 10 interstate and intrastate pipelines, including Florida Gas, Transco (near Sta 30), Tennessee, NGPL, CTGS (Transco/Tennessee), HPL, TETCO, Enterprise Texas, Enterprise Texas Intrastate and Kinder Morgan Tejas.
The council has recently opened a second purpose-built salt dome to store salt at its Halkyn depot.
In May, Semarnart received congressional approval of a law that would permit the disposal of waste in salt dome caverns, a move designed to increase facilities for the disposal of waste, especially waste produced by the drilling industry.
3[per thousand] and reflect the isotopic composition of the sulfur (probably Frasch-process salt dome sulfur purchased in bulk from a chemical supply house) used by Dr.
NUIEB plans to develop a three--well salt dome storage facility near Richton, Perry County, Mississippi, that would have a working gas capacity of approximately 10 billion cubic feet.
In 1992 the first salt dome was erected in the town of Stony Point.