Structural Geology

Business Context
In structural or partly structural traps, the very structures that form the trap may also be responsible for less desirable reservoir properties such as compartmentalization or water breakthrough. Oil or gas recovery from reservoirs may therefore be much affected by the structural nature of the field. The structural geology course provides the necessary skills to deal with complex structural geometries, with the kinematics of fault and fracture systems, with reservoir compartmentalization and reservoir- and trap integrity.

Who should attend
Petroleum engineers and geologists involved with exploration and development of oil and gas reservoirs. Technical management in the oil and gas business and related government organizations

Content of the program
- Introduction to geo-mechanics in order to better understand structural traps and seals, no mathematics involved.
- The geometry and kinematics of fault systems in relation to tectonic environments such as, rifts, delta's, gravity tectonics, strike-slip, compression and inversion and salt tectonics. Natural fracture systems and their implications for reservoir behavior will also be treated.
- Assessment of the potential sealing properties of faults in low-data situations (exploration).
An optional field trip can be part of the course. The lectures will then take four days, three days will be spent in the field with 'lectures on the rocks.

Learning methods and tools
At the end of the course participants will be able to apply structural geological concepts, make structurally sound seismic interpretations. Sandbox models will be used to clarify the structures discussed during the course. Participants will receive a CD ROM with
hundreds of sandbox model examples, seismic examples, fault analyses and trap geometries in relation to tectonic setting
They will be able to assess trap integrity and fault seal capacities and their uncertainties. They will acquire practical experience by working on actual seismic sections. Participants can bring their own seismic sections if they wish to do so and solve a current problem of their own during the course.

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: Undefined index: schedules

Filename: education/program.php

Line Number: 23

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: Invalid argument supplied for foreach()

Filename: education/program.php

Line Number: 31

From To Time Location