Growth reverse faults in China: Their characteristics and evolution



A notable kind of growth (or synsedimentary) fault—a growth reverse fault—has been investigated in oil-bearing basins in western China. In contractile and transpressive basins, growth reverse faults are thoroughly different in structural style and deforming process from growth normal faults, which occur in extensional or transtensional basins, although both are synsedimentary and have hydrocarbon potential.