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

This course is intended to provide geoscientists with an overview of structural geology.



Number of Participants

Max 20



Software Used


Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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