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 International Exposition and 86th Annual Meeting, SEG, Dallas, USA, pages 1981, 1986

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{GodefroySEG2016,
    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 International Exposition and 86th Annual Meeting },
      year = { 2016 },
     pages = { 1981 },
 publisher = { 1986 },
  location = { Dallas, USA },
organization = { SEG },
       doi = { 10.1190/segam2016-13880830.1 },
  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. }
}