|Compressional and Transpressional Structural Styles - CPST|
|Mapping Subsurface Structures - MSS|
|Structural Styles in Petroleum Exploration - ST|
|Analysis of Structural Traps in Extensional Settings - ESS|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): James Granath, Catalina Luneburg
|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. The instructors of this course are happy to accept examples from your company for analysis in the class as one of the demonstration exercises. Please contact PetroSkills for a list of the information and support data required, as well as the necessary lead-time.|
Exploration and development geologists, geophysicists, engineers, and managers responsible for the interpretation and drilling of extensional structures.
You Will Learn:
DR. JAMES W. GRANATH is a consulting structural geologist based in Denver, Colorado, who has worked in academia as well as the minerals and petroleum industries. Since 1976 he has taught at SUNY Stony Brook and spent 18 years in Conoco in research, international exploration, and new ventures. In 1999 he opened a consulting practice focused on structural geology and tectonics as applied to exploration problems, interrupted only by brief periods of work with Forest Oil and Midland Valley Exploration in Denver. He is a member of AAPG, AGU, GSA, and RMAG, and is a certified petroleum geologist (#5512) and a Texas Professional Geologist (#733). He is the author of numerous research papers and co-edited several multi-author compendia. His expertise lies in seismic interpretation and integration with structural analysis, fracture analysis, regional synthesis, and prospect and play evaluation. He holds his PhD from Monash University in Australia, and a BS and MS from of University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
DR. CATALINA M. LUNEBURG is a Structural Geologist with experience in academic research/teaching and consultancy in exploration industry. Currently, she works as a senior consulting geologist for GeoLogic Systems in Boulder, CO; previously she was with Midland Valley Exploration in Golden, CO. Her current expertise lies in balancing and restoration of cross sections in a wide range of tectonic regimes, 3D modeling and volume estimation of potential hydrocarbon reservoirs, and risk assessment. Prior to her consulting work, she gained 10 years of experience in academic research and teaching in the US. She authored numerous research papers and edited several books specializing on topics of how structures, fabrics and textures relate to 3D regional kinematics in complex tectonic settings worldwide. In 2002 she convened a GSA Penrose Conference where innovative approaches to 3D development of fabrics, strain and structures were discussed. She received a PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, as one of John Ramsay's last students, and a Diploma from LMU Munich, Germany.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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