Unformatted text preview: demand for water oil continues to rise it is crucial to understand the role deformation plays on rock porosity and permeability. Forms of deformation include deformational banding, joints and shear fractures, cementation, and bleaching. Deformational bands which are found everywhere in faulted sandstone along the Moab Fault will be observed and discussed. Joints and shear fractures are found along relays and intersections (Davatzes et al . , 2005). Cementation’s ability to affect permeability, and the degree it affects the Moab Fault will also be discussed through field research conducted by varying geologists. Core samples will be used to determine the helium porosimetry and the percent permeability ....
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- Spring '12
- Shear, Arches National Park, Moab Fault