Migration of Oil Upward and Out of Breached Strata
and Faults to Form Oil Seeps,
cross section animation


This movie was created to show how oil can migrate upward along tipped porous strata and faults and leak out onto the surface as oil seeps.

Download: Faults and Oil Seeps Movie (5 MB)

To view this movie, click on the images.


This movie was originally created to be included in an educational movie made for Venoco about its oil rigs. Drawn and animated by Tanya Atwater, Rena Ford and Carrie Glavitch using Photoshop, Morph and Flash.


Comments on this and all of the materials offered on this site are welcomed: atwater@geol.ucsb.edu