A Method for Estimation of the Density of Fault Displacements below the Limits of Seismic Resolution in Reservoir Formations

  • C. Childs
  • J. J. Walsh
  • J. Watterson


The fracture density per unit volume in a reservoir formation can be measured directly from seismic data for fractures with displacements greater than the limit of seismic resolution. Plots of displacement size vs. cumulative number are produced from seismic interpretations digitized and processed using software developed for the analysis of fault geometries and displacements.


Seismic Line Straight Segment Fault Surface Mine Plan Fault Displacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Childs
    • 1
  • J. J. Walsh
    • 1
  • J. Watterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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