dip fault


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Related to dip fault: dip-slip fault, normal fault, strike fault

dip fault

n
(Geological Science) geology a fault that runs perpendicular to the strike of the affected rocks (i.e. parallel to the plane of the angle of dip of the rocks)
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To encountering a potentially highly productive net gas bearing interval of 16 m, the DRC-1 well result indicates substantial additional gas exploration potential to exist in an adjacent and up dip fault block and this will be targeted in drilling during 2015.
In addition to encountering a potentially highly productive net gas bearing interval of 16 meters, the DRC-1 well result indicates substantial additional gas exploration potential to exist in an adjacent and up dip fault block and this will be targeted in drilling during 2015," the statement added.
The Bianchi structure is situated in water depths of 240 metres on a separate down dip fault block located approximately 6km to the north-east of the Zola-1 gas discovery.