Journal of Earth Science

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 369–375 | Cite as

Experimental Insights on the Structural Patterns and Their Formation Mechanisms of the Xujiaweizi Fault Depression in the Songliao Basin

  • Wei Long
  • Zhongquan Li
  • Ying Li
  • Junliang Chen
  • Fengyu Tan
  • Zhiyi Zheng
  • Jinmiao Hu
  • Runfang Li
Petroleum Geology
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Abstract

The Xujiaweizi (XJWZ) fault depression is a primary area for deep-seated gas exploration in Daqing. Through seismic profile interpretation, the main sag-controlling fault and structural characteristics in the XJWZ fault depression were analyzed based on folds and faults analysis. A three-dimensional geological model of the XJWZ fault depression was also set up to enable further discussion by means of structural physical modeling. According to our research, the basic structural framework of the XJWZ fault depression was the result of regional extension. Its formation and evolution were mainly controlled by the Xuxi fault. The structural framework of S-N blocking was due to changes in the fracture attitude. The Xuzhong uplift and the depressions on both sides belong to a normal-fault-related fold and were formed by controlling of the ramp/flat normal fault in the same tectonic movement period.

Key words

structural physical modeling formation mechanism normal-fault-related fold Xujiaweizi fault depression 

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Acknowledgments

This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41672196), the National Science and Technology Major Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (No. 2016ZX05004-005), the Science and Technology Support Program of Sichuan Province (No. 2015SZ0224), the Scientific Research Fund of Sichuan Provincial Education Department (No. 13TD0007). We are acknowledged the anonymous reviewers for their constructive review and detailed comments. The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/s12583-017-0767-z.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and ExploitationChengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Tectonic Controls on Mineralization and Hydrocarbon Accumulation of Ministry of Land and ResourcesChengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina
  3. 3.School of Geosciences, King’s CollegesUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK
  4. 4.Exploration and Development Research Institute of Daqing Oilfield Company Ltd.DaqingChina

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