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INFAMI Report Summary

Project ID: ENK6-CT-2000-00072
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Ireland

Fault seal property database

A database containing available published and unpublished data on fault seal calibration has been compiled. The database relates the percentage shale in a sequence, which has moved past a point on a geological fault to the ability of the fault to form an effective seal to hydrocarbons. The database provides a basis for the estimation of the sealing capacity of faults in the subsurface in mixed sandstone/shale sequences. Its use within the Infami project has been to constrain the sealing parameters attached to faults in semi migration modelling.

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University College Dublin
Dept. of Geology, University College Dublin, Belfield
4 Dublin
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