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Understanding salt-related deformation: Seismic, field and physical/numerical modelling case studies
Convener: Oriol Ferrer  | Co-Conveners: Janos Urai , Oskar Vidal-Royo 
 / Fri, 28 Apr, 08:30–10:00
 / Attendance Thu, 27 Apr, 17:30–19:00

The significant advance in the understanding of salt-related deformation has been linked in part to the improvement of different techniques and approaches used in their study (e.g. field studies, seismic processing/imaging, physical and numerical modelling or structural restoration). This has allowed a better comprehension of the structural styles controlled by salt as well as the characterization of caprocks, growth strata or strata adjacent (e.g. megaflaps) associated to salt structures in different scenarios.

This session aims at bringing together multidisciplinary researchers and geoscientists interested on salt tectonics, intra-salt deformation and the tectono-sedimentary relationships associated with salt bodies’ emplacement. We welcome contributions using different approaches and techniques to characterize salt-related deformation, from seismic and field case studies to analogue and numerical modelling methodologies or structural restoration. We would like to invite talks and posters including case studies that allow to identify salt deformation in different geological settings (rift basins with and without inversion, fold-and-thrust belts or salt-bearing passive margins).