The interpretation of the fault system and the respective tectonical stress regime of a HC exploration prospect or HC field are of high importance for understanding the structure, type and direction of faults and occurrence of associated fractures. This has a significant impact on the number of wells to be drilled and on the direction of the well path aiming at the maximum cut of fractures to achieve best possible flow rate. The paper represents a methodical approach of interpreting the fault pattern being present on regional, sub-regional and field levels. This approach also allows for predicting undiscovered structural trends and faults of sub-seismic scale.


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