Structural Geology Workshop


The course is aimed at all geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, explorationists and seismic interpreters involved in exploration, appraisal and development.


- Introduction to structural geology: Application of structural geology to hydrocarbon exploration, production and development
- Introduction to geomechanics: Stress and strain; borehole breakout and hydraulic fracturing
- Plate tectonics: Composition and rheological properties of the Earth's plates
- Faulting: Fault terminology and definition; fault seal analysis
- Folding: Fold terminology, classification and definition; effect of pore fluid pressures
- Introduction to interpreting geological structures on seismic
- Extensional tectonics: Development and geometry of normal faults; effects of deposition and subsidence for basin modelling
- Compressional tectonics: The development and geometry of thrust faults and their control on fold type; cross section validation using balancing and restoration techniques; recognition of folds and reverse faults on seismic cross sections
- Wrench (strike-slip) tectonics: Tectonic settings of strike-slip faults; pop-up structures, pull-apart basins
- Salt tectonics: Development and geometries of salt structures; effect of salt structure development on sedimentary deposition
- Inversion tectonics: Positive and negative inversion; recognition of inversion structures on seismic cross sections

Learning Objectives



Number of Participants

Max 20



Software Used


Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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