KudoZ home » Spanish to English » Geology

capa contorsionada

English translation: contorted layer

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
Spanish term or phrase:capa contorsionada
English translation:contorted layer
Entered by: trans4u
Options:
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

21:11 Sep 4, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Geology / geological map symbols
Spanish term or phrase: capa contorsionada
capa contorsionada
lbotto
Local time: 03:05
contorted layer
Explanation:
Oil from deep underground gradually works its way upward through cracks and fissures in rocks. Oil prospectors get excited if the "reservoir rocks" that contain the oil are covered by a contorted layer of "cap rocks" because this can confine oil in natural reservoirs. An oil well is usually drilled until it breaks through the cap rocks and reaches the oil-saturated reservoir rocks below.

The rubble from an impact often forms a porous rock known as breccia that is full of cracks and fissures -- making it excellent for extracting oil through a well. Domes, basins, deep cracks, along with crumpled, folded landforms are other typical features of an impact crater that make them promising for oil prospectors.
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/planetearth/asteroid_o...


--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 25 mins (2008-09-04 21:36:54 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Pictures here: http://www.union.edu/PUBLIC/GEODEPT/hollocher/skaergaard/geo...
Selected response from:

trans4u
Local time: 04:05
Grading comment
THANK YOU
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
4contorted layertrans4u


  

Answers


23 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
contorted layer


Explanation:
Oil from deep underground gradually works its way upward through cracks and fissures in rocks. Oil prospectors get excited if the "reservoir rocks" that contain the oil are covered by a contorted layer of "cap rocks" because this can confine oil in natural reservoirs. An oil well is usually drilled until it breaks through the cap rocks and reaches the oil-saturated reservoir rocks below.

The rubble from an impact often forms a porous rock known as breccia that is full of cracks and fissures -- making it excellent for extracting oil through a well. Domes, basins, deep cracks, along with crumpled, folded landforms are other typical features of an impact crater that make them promising for oil prospectors.
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/planetearth/asteroid_o...


--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 25 mins (2008-09-04 21:36:54 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Pictures here: http://www.union.edu/PUBLIC/GEODEPT/hollocher/skaergaard/geo...

trans4u
Local time: 04:05
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
THANK YOU
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


Changes made by editors
Sep 5, 2008 - Changes made by trans4u:
Created KOG entryKudoZ term » KOG term


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search