Structural Styles in Petroleum Exploration and Production
September 27 8:00 AM - September 30 5:00 PM CDT$3,050.00
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Exploration and production geologists, geophysicists and engineers who need to develop knowledge in a broad range of global structural styles; understand the structural geometry of trap-forming structures and to apply structural techniques to make improved seismic interpretations, balanced cross sections and structural maps in complex areas.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Structural geology is often the fundamental key to successful interpretation and prospecting. This course provides a strong fundamental background in structural geology of the various tectonic settings. It covers common structural styles in sedimentary basins worldwide and the geometry and evolution of trap-forming structures associated with compressional, extensional, salt, strike-slip and reactivated structures. Techniques for constructing balanced cross sections, maps and 3-D interpretations through these structures are discussed in detail. Examples of trap-forming structures from a number of basins worldwide are used to illustrate the concepts. Problem sets provide hands-on experience in interpreting and validating subsurface structures using surface, seismic and well log data.
- Understand structural styles of trap-forming structures in different tectonic provinces.
- Study the kinematic evolution of compressive, extensional, diapiric, strike-slip and reactive structures.
- Interpret subsurface structure using seismic, surface and well data.
- Construct structure maps of common trap-forming structural styles.
- Review structural geometry of major fields from different provinces and use them as analogs for structural interpretation of exploration prospects and newly discovered fields.
- Introduction to comparative structural styles
- Methods of cross section and map construction
- Fold-thrust structures Foreland basement structures
- Rift structures
- Listric growth faults
- Salt structures
- Inversion and reactivated structures
- Strike-slip structures
- Validation of 2D and 3D interpretations and common pitfalls
REGISTRATION should be made at least one month before the start of a course. It is recommended that participants register early due to limited seating. However, we will accept paid registrations up to the last business day before the class, provided there are seats available. Registrants will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registration and will receive complete venue information two weeks prior to the first day of class.
As a reminder: your seat in a course is not confirmed until payment is received.