An overview of structural styles that can be seen in seismic sections
This course is designed to learn to interpret seismic reflection profiles in complex areas, with high or low angle normal faults, strike-slip or compressional faults, areas of passive margins with over pressured shale or salt or fold and thrust belt regions. The course will help seismic interpreters for exploration or development projects to increase their skills and feel more comfortable interpreting in complex areas.
The main objective of this course is to learn how to interpret seismic reflection profiles in complex areas.
Recognize the type of basin we are dealing with and identify the main units and their related deformation patterns.
Learn the structure and type of passive margins from rifting stage to post rift units as seen in seismic sections.
Be able to identify seaward dipping reflectors, rifted to hyperextended domains in passive margins.
Learn how to interpret shale and salt tectonic structures from simple diapirs to complex salt canopies.
Learn how to interpret compressional areas like fold and thrust belts and accretionary wedges and their related basins.
This course consists of class room lectures followed by practical seismic interpretation exercises. Exercises will follow each topic lecture so attendees can retain what they have learned each day.
Initially a worldwide overview on plate tectonics, folded belts and basins, including basin classification will take place.
After each lecture on a specific structural setting or structural style will be followed by a practical seismic exercise’s session.
Attendees will actively participate showing their seismic interpretation and those will be discussed in the class with all the group.
No specific requirement for this course that can take place in any meeting room with validated HSE characteristics, in your company premises or elsewhere.
Four days is the ideal duration of this course even though if requested can de compressed in three days doing less seismic exercises.