(1)Boundaries between solids, such as the contact betweenreservoir and seal
boundaries between fluids, such as oil
water or gas
water contacts.Temperature can also control a trapboundary as displayed by gas hydrate traps.
Traps vs. accumulations:
-A trap may or may not contain oil or gas.-Accumulations, or pools, are traps that contain oil or gas.
• Capillary contrasts in pore throats in the seal vs. the reservoir
• Contrasts in physical/chemical properties of subsurface fluids
(primarily oil, gas, and water)
• Rock/fluid chemical and physical interactions