fault trap

fault trap

[′fȯlt ‚trap]
(geology)
Oil or gas reservoir formed by a structural trap limited in one or more directions by subterranean geological faulting.
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The Ikihoyuk structure is one of 17 mapped on 2007 3D seismic and is a downthrown fault trap with a structural closure of about 1.
At the same time, fault trap logic pinpoints the cause of the failure, and a horn is sounded.
Amplitude anomalies show conformance with structure: Initial interpretation of Breakwater on the Floyd 3D confirms and supports the presence of a large structure in the hanging wall block, and an independent fault trap in the foot wall block.
A series of 3-way low side fault traps have been identified, which are juxtaposed against the shale prone Lower Triassic Mt Goodwin section.