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4-D Evolution of Contractional Terranes
- INSTRUCTOR :
- Steven E. Boyer, Consultant, Tacoma, WA
- June 20, 2012
- Norris Conference Center, Fort Worth, TX
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $1,895 nonmembers. Goes up to $1895/$1995, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day after 5/21/2012. Includes refreshments and buffet lunch each day in addition to course notes.
No refunds for cancellations after 5/21/2012.
- .7 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
Geologists and geophysicists who are currently working in thrust belts, basement-involved terranes or strike-slip (wrench) systems with a large component of contractional deformation. The content should be of value to any geoscientist concerned with the impact of deformation on the generation, migration and entrapment of hydrocarbons.
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
The course is an overview of structural factors related to hydrocarbon exploration in contractional basins: 1) “sub-resolution” features, such as fabrics, fractures, and small-scale faults; 2) the geometry of single, field-sized structures; 3) the relationship of small-scale features to field-scale folds; 4) the relative timing of the structural elements; and 5) the influence of kinematic structural evolution on hydrocarbon generation, migration and entrapment.
Many of the factors are relevant to both thin-skinned and basement-involved structures, as well as those developed within strike-slip or wrench systems. Some types of structures will only be identifiable on well logs or in core, whereas others will be resolvable on seismic data.
The course is intended to provide guidance integrating these factors into exploration programs within new basins or aiding field development and extension within existing petroleum provinces. Each section of the course manual contains a bibliography of key references to guide further study.