Strike-Slip Tectonics, Tectono-Stratigraphy And Petroleum Systems Of The Levant Restraining Bend In Lebanon

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The Field Seminar: Strike-Slip Tectonics, Tectono-Stratigraphy And Petroleum Systems Of The Levant Restraining Bend In Lebanon will take place in Beirut, Lebanon from 26-28 April 2018.

The objective of this activity is to investigate on a first-hand the growth and evolution of strike-slip systems by visiting key locations along the Lebanese restraining bend. This will allow having an important overview of the formation of strike-slip fault systems in general, and possessing a clear knowledge of the LFS in particular. On a second hand, attendees will examine the tectono-stratigraphy of Lebanon to understand the regional geology and sedimentary sequences. At the end of this field seminar, the participant will be able to assess the key challenges of the structural geology and tectono-stratigraphy of Lebanon and be exposed to the latest research on this important geologic province, in light with recent petroleum exploration activities.

In addition, attendees will learn about strike-slip faults and associated structures, their evolution, surface expression and their geomorphological impact, articulated within the geodynamic, paleogeographic and tectonostratigraphic regional framework.

This 3-day Field Seminar will include the following itinerary:

Day 1: General overview of the stratigraphy and geology of Lebanon with a brief description of the LFS and the regional evolution of the Levant region. We will visit northern Mount Lebanon to see the surface expression of the Yammouneh fault and examine pull-apart basins observed across the path of the LFS.

Day 2: Overview and investigation of the E-W lateral strike-slip faults in northern Lebanon by examining their surface expression, their geological history and evolution through time. In the afternoon, we will examine the interaction between the strike-slip faults and anticlines and discuss analogue examples from seismic data offshore Lebanon.

Day 3: Visit of southern Mount Lebanon to examine the along-strike structural style variation of Mount Lebanon. We will have a look at the large Niha overfold and investigate the role of transpression in the uplift of the southern segment of Mount Lebanon. We will review the structures of the Bekaa valley and reconstruct its geological evolution.

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