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 1.7 sq km.
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.
Traps are permitted during interrupt and trap handling but result in an unrecoverable fault; page fault traps must be avoided during fault handling.