These salt remnants and their associated collapse features are often associated with structural or stratigraphic traps. As a result of the relationships between dissolution and hydrocarbon entrapment, the distribution (areal extent and thickness) of these salt remnants is of significant interest to the explorationist. Seismic information about the thickness and the extent of these salts should be used together with well log control to generate subsurface distribution maps. These maps will facilitate both the delineation of prospective structural and stratigraphic play fairways and the determination of the timing of salt dissolution. In addition, an appreciation of regional salt distribution will decrease the likelihood that remnant salts will be misinterpreted as either reefs and/or faulted structures.


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

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Black Creek Member; Devonian; Hydrocarbon Exploration; Salt Collapse Feature; Sedimentary Basin; Seismic Analysis; Wabuman Group; Canada, Alberta; Carbonates; Dissolution; Seismology; Stratigraphy; Well Logging; Mineralogy--Carbonates; Petroleum Geology; Petroleum Prospecting; Rock--Sedimentary; Salt Deposits, Collapse Features; Lateral Variations; Seismic Analysis; Seismic Information; Structural Traps; Subsurface Distribution; Variable Thickness; Western Canadian Sedimentary Basins, Salts; Geophysical Prospecting, Black Creek Salt; Stratigraphic Traps; Structural Traps; Wabamum Salt

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01 Jan 1991

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