fault terrace

fault terrace

[′fȯlt ‚ter·əs]
(geology)
A step on a slope, produced by displacement of two parallel faults.
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Similar indications of oil and gas were encountered in the 98/11-1 well, drilled in 1983 by British Gas, within the Colter South fault terrace. Provisional analysis of the new data indicates that the two wells may share a common oil-water-contact having both intersected the down-dip margin of the Colter South Prospect.