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Physical Model of a Salt Diapir
The word “diapir” comes from the Greek verb diaperein (διαπϵρείν) – “to pierce.”
Salt domes/diapirs formed where shallow seas once stood. The seas evaporated and left the salt behind. Over time, the salt was buried under thousands of feet of sediment which put enormous pressure on the salt causing it to deform and flow upward into overlying sediment and created a mound or finger-like column, known as a diapir.
As these huge pillars of salt rise, they penetrate the overlying sediment which cause the remaining rock to be arched upward along the sides of the diapir. This allows the oil and natural gas to migrate toward the salt and accumulate in structural traps.