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Interpreting a deepwater thrust system, offshore Namibia Interpretation

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Date Created: 2021-02-18

An interpretation of a deepwater thrust belt. See associated scene if you'd like to use this to run a simple seismic interpretation exercise. The clean "scene" has, via its docs and links, a pdf that goes through an interpretation workflow and it is discussed in a video on "The Shear Zone" YouTube channel (access via "docs and links").


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

Geological Interpretation

Deformation Structures
Ramps, Detachments, Imbricates

Geological Context

Plate Settings and Margins

DW fold-thrust belts, Shale

Basin Setting
Passive Margin

Geographic Context

Physical Geography

Political Geography
Namibia, Republic of


Survey Information
Marine, Multichannel 2D

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time, Amplitude

Image Type
Vertical Profile