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North Sea Salt Tectonics - 6: Simon Stewart's interpretation Interpretation

VSA Author: Simon Stewart
Date Created: 2008-02-20

This 2D seismic time migrated section comes from the southern North Sea. This section shows a diapir forming a salt wall following exposure of salt that was formerly coring an anticline. The salt exposure (that occurred sometime in the Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous) led to draining of a salt pillow and collapse of the fold limbs. Published in: Stewart, S.A. (2007) Salt Tectonics in the North Sea Basin: a structural style template for seismic interpreters. In: Ries A.C. et al. (eds). Deformation of the Continental Crust: The legacy of Mike Coward. Geol Soc. Spec. Publ. 272, 361-396


  • Interpretation Administrator:
    • Rob Butler
  • VSA Author:
    • Simon Stewart

Geological Interpretation

Deformation Structures
Wall, Antiform, Diapir

Tectonostratigraphic Style
Growth Strata

Seismic Stratigraphy
Erosional truncation, Downlap, Onlap

Depositional Architecture
Erosional, Non-Erosional

Age of Strata
Cenozoic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, Triassic, Permian

Geological Context


Basin Setting
Continental Rifts

Geographic Context

Physical Geography
Shallow Seas

Political Geography
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland


Survey Information
Marine, Multichannel 2D, Migrated

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time, Amplitude

Image Type
Vertical Profile