Analysis of Structural Traps in Extensional Settings - ESS

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Professional Course
5 days

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Analysis of Structural Traps in Extensional Settings - ESS

Extensional structures provide some of the world's largest known oil reservoirs and remain one of the major frontier plays of the immediate future, both onshore and, particularly, in deep water offshore. 3D seismic has revolutionized structural mapping. However, the most realistic geologic interpretation of these structures is only as good as our ability to recognize and exploit the fundamental characteristics of the forms that are possible.

This course presents outcrop, subsurface, seismic sections, and model analogs that will provide the starting point for structural interpretation in a wide range of extensional environments. Interpretations are validated by restoration and comparison to balanced models.


This course covers the latest restoration techniques and the use of predictive kinematic models appropriate for rifted and other extensional and transtensional areas.

Who should attend?

Exploration and development geologists, geophysicists, engineers, and managers responsible for the interpretation and drilling of extensional structures.

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Average rating 4

Based on 2 reviews

Geologist II
Good examples used that mostly fit what we see in the field.
Oil and Gas Professional
Liked fault geometrics and the structural restoration. I also appreciated fault linkages and traps in relay ramps and accommodation zones.
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