Study Launch!

The study is complete except for the formal write-up and some core observations. For example, the proof for the seismogenic initiation of a polygonal fault system is complete. For this, a 5 square mile 3-D seismic dataset encompassing 25 vertical wells from Success, western Saskatchewan was analyzed. These seismic data were graciously provided by Andrew Dyke at TGS Canada Inc.

We will post visually pleasing images here from time-to-time. The adjacent image is from eastern Saskatchewan:

A 3-D seismic timeslice from ~65 m above the reflection corresponding to the Second White Speckled Shale Formation in eastern Saskatchewan; this is approximately the depth of the First White Speckled shale. The average mud crack offset is about 5 m. The faulting initiated in the red area. You can imagine if this faulting is fractal, it is, dimension ~1.8), the 1WS would be fractured and faulted within the entire image.

A 3-D seismic timeslice from ~65 m above the reflection corresponding to the Second White Speckled Shale Formation in eastern Saskatchewan; this is approximately the depth of the First White Speckled shale. The average mud crack offset is about 5 m. The faulting initiated in the red area. You can imagine if this faulting is fractal, it is, dimension ~1.8), the 1WS would be fractured and faulted within the entire image.