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Compaction (geology): Quiz


Question 1: Compaction (geology) refers to the process by which a sediment progressively loses its ________ due to the effects of loading.
Hydraulic conductivityPorosityWater contentPermeability (earth sciences)

Question 2: Results from ________ wells show clear porosity reduction trends with depth [1].
Hydrocarbon explorationPeak oilPetroleumReflection seismology

Question 3: Buried tilted fault blocks in a rift basin often produce large anticlinal closures in the post-rift section that may form traps for ________ e.g.

Question 4: Mudstones start with porosities of >60%, sandstones typically ~40% and ________ sometimes as high as 70%.
BicarbonateCarbon dioxideCarbonateCalcium carbonate


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