Session One (3 hours) - Structural Concepts and Fundamentals
Forces - Stress and strain
Tectonics - Extensional, Compressional, Strike-Slip
Scale - Regional to Microscopic
Students will gain an understanding of the forces involved in the creation of structure, and of the relationship between those forces and the subsequent structure type. This will be discussed at all scales, from scall-scale to regional. The tectonic origin of the forces will be discussed in relation to the large-scale structures that result. At the end of the session, students will have a clear understanding of how and why structures happen.
Session Two (3 hours) - Expression of Structure
Ductile Deformation - Folding
Brittle Deformation - Faulting
Brittle Deformation - Fracturing
This session is devoted to understanding the types of structures that can be formed, how they are formed, and how to recognise and describe the structure. The three basic categories - folding, faulting, and fracturing - will be covered, with respect to their relevance to the petroleum industry and their ability to create petroleum traps. At the end of the session, students will understand how to recognise and classify structure.
Session 3 (3 hours) - Interpretation of Structure
Seismic Interpretation of Structure
Structural Interpretation of Borehole Images
Surface Representation of Structure
This session is devoted to the interpretation of structure from the data meansurements and types currently employed in the petroleum industry. This is divided into Geophysical, Borehole (Petrophysical) and Mapping sections. At the end of this session, students should be able to perform functional interpretations from these types of data.
Geoscientists in the Oil & Gas Industry who need a fundamental understanding of the contributions and effects of structure.