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Traps

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Petroleum generated from source rocks moves up through permeable strata and would be lost at the earth's surface if not "trapped" on its way up. Describes the characteristics of the principal trap types, how they appear on geologic sections and maps, and how they are analyzed in terms of geologic history. Examines constraints on production imposed by variations in trapping.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 5
  • expand/collapse Hydrocarbon Traps: Introduction
    • Definitions and General Concepts
    • Trap Classifications
  • expand/collapse Structural Traps
    • Introduction
    • Fold Traps (Compressional)
    • Fold Traps (Compactional)
    • Fold Traps: Comparison of Major Types
    • Fault Traps
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 4 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 5 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Stratigraphic Traps
    • Introduction
    • Depositional Traps: Channels
    • Depositional Traps: Bars
    • Depositional Traps: Reefs
    • Diagenetic Traps
    • Unconformity-Related Traps
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Other Trap Types
    • Hydrodymanic Traps
    • Combination Traps
    • Diapir-Associated Traps
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 4 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 5 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Traps: References and Additional Information
    • References
    • Additional Reading
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