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Application of Structural Geology in Prospecting in Thrusted and Extensional Terrain – course plus field trip
- INSTRUCTOR S :
- Charles Kluth, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
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- August 19 - 23, 2013
- Jackson Hole, WY
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Increases to $2395/2595 after 7/22/2013; includes course notes and refreshments, field trip transportation and box lunches on field trip days.
No refunds for cancellations after 7/22/2013.
- 40 people
- 3.4 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, and managers engaged in exploration and production projects in shortened and extended terrain who need an update and overview of structural trap geometries, reservoir fracture systems, and modern structural techniques will benefit from this course.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the geometry of structural traps, and their mechanisms of formation
- Understand and use structural analysis tools and techniques
- Recognize and analyze various fractured reservoirs
- Integrate data to understand and predict trap shapes
- Recognize the mechanisms of sealing faults.
Structural traps continue to be the primary targets of hydrocarbon exploration. In this course, we will review the wide variety of structural trap geometries that exist in thrusted and extended terrain. The instructors will use outcrop, seismic, and both kinematic and numerical models to illustrate 2D and 3D trap shapes and growth histories. Participants will learn to apply sound structural principles and techniques, and integrate a variety of data types to understand and predict overall trap shape, the character and impact of distribution of secondary structures (e.g., fractures) that may have a critical impact on reservoir performance, and identify likely exploration targets in each of the structural styles covered. This up-to-date review will enhance the ability of industry geoscientists to both interpret trap-forming structures and to critically evaluate existing interpretations.
This course will be taught using lecture sessions, a day in the field, and practical exercises. The all-day field trip will examine spectacular and very well exposed thrusted and extended terrains in and around Jackson Hole.
Topics covered during the 4 lecture days will include:
- Update on nomenclature and concepts of shortened terrain.
- Introduction to the structural use of subsurface data
- How to recognize and understand flow behavior of naturally fractured reservoirs.
- Introduction to characterization of naturally fractured reservoirs.
- Overview of well planning and completion issues in naturally fractured reservoirs.
- Update on nomenclature and concepts of extended terrain.
- Introduction to fault seals.
- Seismic interpretation in shortened and extended terrain.
- Exercise on how to use structural geometry in prospecting for and developing conventional and fractured reservoirs.