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Seismic Interpretation in Fold-and-Thrust Belts Using Fault-Related Folding Methods
- INSTRUCTOR :
- John H. Shaw, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
- Norris Conference Center, Fort Worth, TX
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $2,095 nonmembers. Goes up to $1995/$2295, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day after 5/13/2013. Includes refreshments and buffet lunch each day in addition to course notes.
No refunds for cancellations after 5/13/2013.
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Who Should Attend
This course is intended to assist geologists and geophysicists involved in the interpretation of seismic reflection data and the development of balanced cross sections for trap delineation and reservoir characterization in fold-and-thrust belts. The course should also be useful for geophysicists who process data for structural interpretation, and supervisors who evaluate structural interpretations to assign and reduce drilling risks.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize common types of structures in fold-and-thrust belts based on their expressions in seismic reflection data.
- Apply quantitative fault-related folding concepts to interpret these structures, characterizing fault and fold geometries and fault displacements.
- Recognize flaws in interpretations that are not balanced and retrodeformable.
- Identify petroleum traps and their major structural risk elements.
- Define the timing of trap formation, and gain insights into hydrocarbon charge pathways.
- Evaluate structural interpretations based on fault and fold relationships.
This course provides an introduction to the use of quantitative fault-related folding methods for interpreting seismic reflection data and characterizing petroleum traps and reservoirs. Course topics include: fault-bend folds, shear fault-bend folds, fault propagation folds, detachment folds, growth structures, wedge structures, interference folds, and imbricate structures. Students perform more than 20 exercises interpreting seismic data and evaluating structural traps from both tectonic and passive margin fold-and-thrust belts in North America, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, China, Nigeria, Indonesia, and elsewhere. The course is taught in multimedia format, and uses a course manual based on the AAPG Seismic Atlas (Studies in Geology #53) entitled “Seismic interpretation of contractional fault-related folds.”