Mapping Subsurface Structures


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.


- 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



Number of Participants

Max 20



Software Used


Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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