structural trap

structural trap

[′strək·chə·rəl ′trap]
(geology)
Containment in a reservoir bed of oil or gas due to flexure or fracture of the bed.
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China is in the midst of that process and it must be careful not to undermine existing sources of growth lest it fall into a structural trap where the cost of transition itself derails new gains.
The structural trap is a three way dip closure against a north-south normal fault plane at 1,426 mMD (-954m TVDSS) and covering a surface area of 12 sq.
It is a seismically defined fault-bounded structural trap with an area of 4.
Each structural trap in and of itself creates inefficiencies that hamper the delivery of cost-effective, high-quality and safe patient care.
The Tuatara prospect is mapped, on modern 2D seismic, as a dip closed structural trap covering an area of approximately 10 sq km.
Good reservoir attributes have also been encountered in historical drilling of the overlying Permian Boorthana and Mount Toondina Formations, the latter of which is where the Maglia-1 oil show was encountered although this well, targeting UCG appraisal, was not drilled on any structural trap.
In Gali Jagir Dam Site (Khair-e-Murat Range) and Karoli sections (Salt Range), there is well developed folding implying the presence of potential structural trap in the respective area.
The commitment well (6004/8a-1) is located in 1,106m of water depth, 190km south east of Torshavn, targeting potentially oil bearing sandstone of Eocene and Palaeocene age in a structural trap.
The company is targeting potentially oil bearing sandstone of Eocene and Palaeocene age in a structural trap.
The Marino prospect is a robust structural trap matured for drilling with the benefit of data from the Modiolus 3D Seismic Survey.

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