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Salt related deformation (faults)
Case study: Santos Basin, offshore Brazil
Maerten L., Maerten, F. and Cornard, P., 2017, Stress Distribution Around Complex Salt Structures - A New Approach Using Fast 3D Boundary Element Method. EAGE extended abstract, Paris.
Maerten L., Maerten, F., Coleman, A. J. and Jackson, C. A.-L., Modeling stress and fracture distribution around complex salt structures: A new approach and a case study from the Santos Basin of Brazil. In preparation for Geological Society of London Special Publication.
Location: Santos Basin, offshore Brazil
Main goal: Model faults around salt diapirs
Geology: Passive margin, Salt diapirs and faulting
Tectonic: Gravitational, extension
Other applications using similar methodology
This workflow for modeling salt related deformation can also be applied to:
Present-day stress modeling around cavities or active faults
Man made caverns