Mapping Subsurface Structures

Audience

Development geologists and those exploring mature areas; early-career geologists and technologists who make structure maps; those who need to judge the validity of maps and cross sections.

Content

  • Contouring techniques
  • Triangulation
  • Using dip in mapping
  • Different measures of thickness
  • Thickness in deviated wells
  • Isopach and isocore maps
  • Dip-domain cross sections
  • Data projection
  • Trend and plunge of folds on tangent diagrams
  • Composite-surface maps
  • Fault shapes and displacement distributions
  • Heave and throw from stratigraphic separation
  • Stratigraphic seperation from structure contour map
  • Constructing fault-plane maps
  • Faults on isopach maps
  • Combining fault and horizon maps
  • Contouring across faults
  • Structural quality-control techniques
  • Multiple-surface map compatibility
  • Map validation using implied fault contours
  • Finding faults and fault orientations with SCAT analysis of dipmeters
  • Juxtaposition diagrams for trap and seal analysis
  • Fault-cutoff lines in computer mapping
  • Soft linked and hard linked faults
  • Relay and branching fault patterns
  • Mapping sequential cross-cutting faults

Duration

5-day

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

None

Software Used

None

Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

Audience

Development geologists and those exploring mature areas; early-career geologists and technologists who make structure maps; those who need to judge the validity of maps and cross sections.

Content

- Contouring techniques
- Triangulation
- Using dip in mapping
- Different measures of thickness
- Thickness in deviated wells
- Isopach and isocore maps
- Dip-domain cross sections
- Data projection
- Trend and plunge of folds on tangent diagrams
- Composite-surface maps
- Fault shapes and displacement distributions
- Heave and throw from stratigraphic separation
- Stratigraphic seperation from structure contour map
- Constructing fault-plane maps
- Faults on isopach maps
- Combining fault and horizon maps
- Contouring across faults
- Structural quality-control techniques
- Multiple-surface map compatibility
- Map validation using implied fault contours
- Finding faults and fault orientations with SCAT analysis of dipmeters
- Juxtaposition diagrams for trap and seal analysis
- Fault-cutoff lines in computer mapping
- Soft linked and hard linked faults
- Relay and branching fault patterns
- Mapping sequential cross-cutting faults


Learning Objectives

Duration

5-day

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

None

Software Used

None

Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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