|Compressional and Transpressional Structural Styles - CPST|
|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|
|Mapping Subsurface Structures - MSS|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): James Morse
|Not just a collection of rules of thumb, this class presents the fundamental concepts and techniques required to accurately construct structure maps in 3D so that you will get the most out of your data. Principles and techniques are illustrated by solving numerous exercises by hand (with drafting tools and a calculator) using strategies and workflows analogous to those that participants will use back at the office using computers. Participants will be prepared to develop more accurate structural models of reservoirs, avoid dry holes, find new traps in old fields, extract the maximum information from exploration wells, and validate or recognize errors in existing interpretations. Dr. Richard Groshong's book, 3D Structural Geology, is included with the course materials.|
Development geoscientists and those exploring mature areas; early-career geoscientists and technologists who make structure maps; those who need to judge the validity of maps and cross sections.
You Will Learn:
MR. JAMES D. MORSE is an applied structural geologist and President of Computational Geology, Inc. (CG). After studying structural geology and rock mechanics at Texas A&M University, Morse worked for Amoco, gaining valuable experience mapping the complex structures of the Idaho-Wyoming-Utah Thrust Belt. Seismic quality in thrust belts is often fair or poor, making the use of dip data and modern methods of structural geology (including cross-section restoration and balancing) essential in mapping. He participated in Amoco's surface geology field programs, which documented the dip-domain character of folds in the Thrust Belt, providing valuable geometric constraints on subsurface maps. By taking part in teaching Amoco Denver's structural field seminars, Morse helped other geologists apply structural principles in their mapping. After leaving Amoco, he founded a consultancy that specialized in mapping complex structures using modern structural methods, including SCAT dip analysis. With SCAT inventor C.A. Bengtson, Morse co-authored papers on the advantages of SCAT in mapping both subtle (i. e., low-dip) and complex structures. Recognizing the value of SCAT for markedly improving structure maps, Morse and a partner developed GEODES, a SCAT-based program for complete structural interpretation of dip data. In 1991, the partners founded CG to provide subsurface mapping and GEODES dip analysis services. Morse and CG have consulted for clients worldwide in extensional, compressional, and transpressional terrains and have mapped both simple and complexly faulted and folded structures, including structures below salt, where seismic is often fair or poor. CG's clients have used GEODES worldwide to markedly improve subsurface structure maps of many important fields, including October (Gulf of Suez) and Thunderhorse (Gulf of Mexico), both of which are subsalt giants. Morse earned his BA from the University of Vermont and MS from Texas A & M, both in Geology.
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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