Title

Definition of the B Salt Edge of Southern Limb of the Michigan Basin Using Seismic Techniques

Date of Award

6-1988

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Geosciences

First Advisor

Dr. Gerry Clarkson

Second Advisor

W. Thomas Straw

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Abstract Only

Restricted to Campus until

6-2038

Abstract

In the southern Michigan Basin potential hydrocarbon traps are formed by salt collapse structures caused by postdepositional leaching of the B salt in the Silurian Salina Group. These salt collapse structures have been misinterpreted as pinnacle reefs in seismic data. A geologic model for the salt collapse structure is developed and used to construct a synthetic seismic section. By using a synthetic seismic section for a salt collapse structure, as compared to the synthetic section for a pinnacle reef, salt collapse features are clearly seen on two seismic lines in the southern Michigan Basin. Reproduced

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