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Northern Appalachian Basin Faults, Fractures and Tectonics and Their Effects on the Utica, Geneseo and Marcellus Black Shales
A Joint AAPG / University at Buffalo field seminar
- INSTRUCTOR :
- Robert Jacobi, State University of New York at Buffalo, Co-director of the Shale Resources and Society Institute, Senior Geology Advisor at EQT, and consultant, Buffalo, NY
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- June 18 - 22, 2012
- Begins and ends in Watkins Glen, NY (please plan to arrive in Watkins Glen the evening of June 17)
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Increases to $2,050 after 5/21/2012. Includes course notes and field guide, and transportation during Field trips. Does not include hotels or meals. No refunds for cancellations after 5/21/2012.
- 15 people
- 3.0 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
Oil/gas and environmental geoscientists who wish to learn about fracturing, faulting, and tectonics in the northern Appalachian Basin (including black shales). A BS in geology/geophysics is recommended, and a geology/geophysics MS is helpful, as is experience in the geosciences world.
The attendee will gain a working knowledge concerning:
- How faults and fractures develop and their terminology.
- Methodologies utilized in collecting and analyzing fracture data.
- Characteristics of faults and fractures that affect the sedimentary units (including black shales) in the northern Appalachian Basin of NYS.
- Tectonics that led to the formation of the structures in the northern Appalachian Basin and the adjacent Appalachian Orogen.
The course plan is a lecture in the morning, followed by field work in the afternoon that illustrates the elements of the morning lecture. The attendees will observe fracture and fault examples and collect fracture data to analyze. Longer field trips are anticipated for the last two days. This schedule is dependent upon the weather.
The course lectures are organized around three core areas: 1) fractures and faults, 2) faults in NYS, and 3) tectonics in the northern Appalachian Basin and Orogen. In part 1 the attendee learns about stress and fracture development, faults and rock strength, rock failure types, fracture decorations, fluid/gas driven fracturing, fracture spacing, Fracture Intensification Domains, fracture intersections, and how to display fractures. The attendee will also learn about fault types. Detailed examination of fault and fracture examples will include black shale units such as the Utica, Geneseo and Marcellus. For parts 2 and 3 the attendee will learn extensive information concerning the evidence for faults (and their characteristics) in the Appalachian Basin of NYS and the connection between plate tectonics, faults and the development of the northern Appalachian Basin and selected reservoirs (e.g., the relation among faults and the CAI). Field trips will demonstrate in gray and black shales faults and fracture spacing, intersections,and decorations. These trips will also establish methodologies for characterizing and analyzing fractures.
The course is located in the center of the Finger Lakes Wine Region, one of the most beautiful areas in the country, and is a natural laboratory that has been central to many of the advances in fracture understanding.