Seismic interpretation of fault related deformation using a numerical kinematic model

Gabriel Godefroy and Guillaume Caumon and Gautier Laurent and Mary Ford. ( 2016 )
in: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Abstract

The identification of structural geometries in the vicinity of fault is a difficult challenge in seismic interpretation. In this paper, we propose a quantitative numerical model of fault-related deformation. This model considers localized slip along a fault surface together with a ductile deformation of the strata away from the fault plane. This displacement is described by a compact parameterization able to represent coalescence of several fault segments. We show how these parameters can be inverted automatically to match horizon picks in the neighborhood of faults.

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    @INPROCEEDINGS{,
        author = { Godefroy, Gabriel and Caumon, Guillaume and Laurent, Gautier and Ford, Mary },
         title = { Seismic interpretation of fault related deformation using a numerical kinematic model },
         month = { "oct" },
     booktitle = { SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts },
          year = { 2016 },
     publisher = { Society of Exploration Geophysicists },
      abstract = { The identification of structural geometries in the vicinity of fault is a difficult challenge in seismic interpretation. In this paper, we propose a quantitative numerical model of fault-related deformation. This model considers localized slip along a fault surface together with a ductile deformation of the strata
    away from the fault plane. This displacement is described by a compact parameterization able to represent coalescence of several fault segments. We show how these parameters can be inverted automatically to match horizon picks in the neighborhood of faults. }
    }