Rift structures and their seismic expression

M. O. Withjack, D. J. Drickman

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Normal faults and associated folds are common in continental rifts. Fault dip, stratal dip within fault blocks, fault displacement, and fold position and size vary considerably. Synthetic seismic reflection profiles show how each of these structural variables, as well as rock-velocity distribution, influence the seismic expression of rift structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOffshore Technology Conference, OTC 1985
PublisherOffshore Technology Conference
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781613990780
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, OTC 1985 - Houston, United States
Duration: May 6 1985May 9 1985

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Offshore Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-3663


Conference17th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, OTC 1985
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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