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 formation of anticlinal traps is known to be accompanied by an almost simultaneous development of the sedimentary basin itself.
The Zagros fold-thrust belt involve gigantic anticlinal traps, with fracturing producing well connected hydrocarbon reservoirs and groundwater aquifers (Beydoun et al., 1992).