Structural control of fluid flow: Offshore fluid seepage in the Santa Barbara Basin, California

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Eichhubl, P., Greene, H. G., Naehr, T., & Maher, N. (2000). Structural control of fluid flow: Offshore fluid seepage in the Santa Barbara Basin, California. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 69, 545-549. doi:10.1016/S0375-6742(00)00107-2
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TitleStructural control of fluid flow: Offshore fluid seepage in the Santa Barbara Basin, California
AuthorsP. Eichhubl, H. Greene, T. Naehr, N. Maher
AbstractEvidence of active and dormant fluid seepage in the Santa Barbara Basin is observed as active venting of gas and oil, bacterial mats, precipitates of authigenic carbonate, and mud and tar volcanoes. Fluid seepage occurs preferentially in the proximity to faults and faulted anticlines, and to slump scarps. Seepage next to faults and anticlines indicates that hydrocarbon migration and pore fluid expulsion is controlled structurally, with faults acting as preferred conduits for fluid flow across units of low matrix permeability. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
JournalJournal of Geochemical Exploration
Date2000
Volume69-70
Start page545
End page549
ISSN0375-6742
SubjectsAuthigenic carbonate, Faulted anticlines, Faults, Low matrix permeability, Slump scarps, Carbonates, Flow of fluids, Geomorphology, Hydrocarbons, Low permeability reservoirs, Mechanical permeability, Natural gas, Precipitation (chemical), Sedimentary rocks, Seepage, Exploratory geochemistry, authigenic mineral, carbonate, fault, fluid flow, Pacific Ocean
NoteCited By (since 1996):38, Oceanography, CODEN: JGCEA

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