Aim of this course is to improve the knowledge in geodynamics with emphasis on plate boundaries and deformation styles with an overview of different case-histories worldwide as well as the use of key geologic 'prospecting' tools. The course provides an overview of different geodynamic scenarios and associated structural styles / trap types. Participants will learn how to predict the geometry and characteristics of traps even if data is absent or conflicting. Predicting major trap types, starting from structural style of deformation and geodynamic context in order to decrease risk, is one of the main goals of the course.
Course Structure: 3 modules of max. 4 hours each, delivered over 3 days Each day will consist of 1 module which will be no more than 4 hours in length with ample time for delegates to break for refreshments.
Course Level: Skill Duration: 3 days Instructor: Gabriele Lena
Designed for you, if you are...
A geologist, geophysicist or engineer with a basic knowledge of plate tectonics and geodynamics scenarios, who wants to improve and learn the methodology to interpret structural styles of deformation and to predict trap types
How we build your confidence
Worldwide examples of plate boundary and associated styles of deformation
Field log based interpretation as analog example
Discussion of case histories that demonstrate the applications and efficacy of structural style setting analysis to predict trap style and geometry
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
The link between plate tectonics, structural geology and petroleum geology, from a geodynamic point of view
Major structural styles of deformation and associated trap styles for predicting geometry with lack of data
Plate tectonics and plate kinematics
Plate tectonics habitats respect of structural styles
Plate tectonics and petroleum geology
Petroleum Structural Geology
Exploration project and derisking using geosetting prediction criteria