The research involves integration of geological maps and cross-sections with satellite and topographic data of the Hammam Faraun Fault Block in order to build an adequate digital outcrop model. This new modelling approach is used to simulate the geometry and architecture of the complex system of faults in the study area, which has a half-graben structure with three major normal bounding faults: Thal, Hammam Faraun and Baba-Markha. The fault block is dissected by smaller scale normal faults and antithetic faults dividing the study area into several fault associated segments and zones. The pre-rift and syn-rift strata have been studied in relation to the fault growth, linkage of fault segments, displacement localisation and evolution. Structural model of the fault block has been built in Petrel based on the faults interpretation and correlation according to the pre-existing geological maps and cross-sections. The results from this research project can be used as an exceptional analogue for understanding the complex interplay between syn-rift structural evolution and sedimentary response. One of the major applications of such studies could be successful hydrocarbon development strategy which is based on a full and accurate understanding of the producing reservoir.


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