|Mapping Subsurface Structures - MSS|
|Structural Styles in Petroleum Exploration - ST|
|Analysis of Structural Traps in Extensional Settings - ESS|
|Structural and Stratigraphic Interpretation of Dipmeters and Borehole-Imaging Logs - SSI|
|Compressional and Transpressional Structural Styles - CPST|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Steven Boyer
|Compressional and transpressional structures provide some of the world's largest known hydrocarbon reservoirs and remain major frontier plays. 3D seismic has revolutionized structural mapping, but making the most realistic geologic interpretation of these structures requires an ability to recognize and exploit the fundamental forms. This course presents outcrop, subsurface, seismic sections, and model analogs that provide structural interpretation in a wide range of compressional and transpressional environments. Interpretations are validated by restoration and by comparison to balanced models. This course covers the latest restoration techniques and the use of the predictive kinematic models for thrust-fold belts.|
Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, and managers responsible for the interpretation and drilling of compressive and transpressive structures.
You Will Learn:
DR. STEVEN BOYER holds degrees in geology from Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA; BS 1972) and Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD; PhD 1978). Dr. Boyer has worked in numerous geologic provinces: the central and southern Appalachian Mountains; the Utah-Wyoming and Brooks Range thrust belts; the interaction of basement-involved structures and thin-skinned thrusting in Montana; the Basin and Range extensional province (Utah and Nevada); and inversion tectonics of the back-arc region, Kangean Island and vicinity, Indonesia. As an independent researcher and consultant, Dr. Boyer continues to study the geometry and kinematics of compressional terranes and the implications of mechanics and kinematics for the timing of trap formation relative to hydrocarbon generation and migration. Dr. Boyer's industry experience has included thrust belt oil field development, structural field schools, cross-section construction and balancing short courses, and consulting for several major oil companies. He has authored numerous refereed papers, which have appeared in such publications as the AAPG Bulletin, Journal of Structural Geology, as well as two papers in books on thrust belts and course notes related to cross section construction and balancing. Dr. Boyer received the Best Paper Award (Boyer & Elliott, 1982, AAPG Bulletin) from the Geological Society of America, and was named Distinguished Lecturer by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (1992-1993). He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and has served as an associate editor of the Bulletin and Geology. Dr. Boyer is a Member and Fellow of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, where he has also served as associate editor of the Bulletin.
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.
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