Subsurface fault and colluvial wedge detection using resistivity, refraction tomography and seismic reflection

S. M. Hanafy

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Abstract

Electric resistivity tomography (ERT), seismic refraction tomography, and seismic reflection are widely used in shallow geological applications such as fault detection. In this work we use the three methods to find and trace a shallow subsurface fault. A low velocity-low resistivity anomaly is shown on the velocity tomogram and the ERT, respectively. This anomaly is interpreted as a colluvial wedge located at the downthrown side of the fault. Comparing the results from the three methods show a very good match in the fault location, colluvial wedge location, thickness and width, as well as the different subsurface geological units.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources
PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGEeage@eage.org
Pages2062-2066
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781629937908
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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