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Decoupling of deformation in the Upper Rhine Graben sediments. Seismic reflection and diffraction on 3-component Vertical Seismic Profiling (Soultz-sous-Forêts area). Découplage de la déformation dans les sédiments du fossé Rhénan. Sismique réflexion et diffraction détectée par Profil Sismique Vertical à trois composantes (région de Soultz-sous-Forêts)

Abstract : A contribution to the definition of the structural pattern of the Soultz-sous-Forêts EGS (Enhanced Geothermal System) is presented here. After reprocessing, the PHN84J seismic reflection profile highlights the tilted blocks of the Merkwiller-Péchelbronn oilfield. In the Soultz-sous-Forêts horst, complex fault patterns are observed: the Hermerswiller normal fault flattens at depth and is rooted in decollements occurring in Triassic salt or clay series, while other steep normal faults affect underlying sedimentary formations and basement. Some methods for the exploitation of a seismic diffraction recorded by multi-component Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP) are also illustrated to locate the diffractor without specific data processing. Polarisation and travel time analysis of a diffraction event recorded in the GPK1 borehole are analysed, and its exploitation combined with seismic reflection helps defining a tilted block geometry.
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Joachim Place, Marc Diraison, Charles Naville, Yves Géraud, Marc Schaming, et al.. Decoupling of deformation in the Upper Rhine Graben sediments. Seismic reflection and diffraction on 3-component Vertical Seismic Profiling (Soultz-sous-Forêts area). Découplage de la déformation dans les sédiments du fossé Rhénan. Sismique réflexion et diffraction détectée par Profil Sismique Vertical à trois composantes (région de Soultz-sous-Forêts). Comptes Rendus Géoscience, Elsevier Masson, 2010, p. 575-586. ⟨10.1016/j.crte.2010.01.001⟩. ⟨hal-00542509⟩

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