|Compressional and Transpressional Structural Styles - CPST|
|Mapping Subsurface Structures - MSS|
|Analysis of Structural Traps in Extensional Settings - ESS|
|Structural Styles in Petroleum Exploration - ST|
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Peter Bartok, James Granath
|Even with the best of data, the correct interpretation of a subsurface structure usually requires recognition of the fundamental characteristics of the assemblage in which it occurs and the range of trap styles to be expected. This course provides an overview of all hydrocarbon-bearing structural assemblages and their associated trap types. The processes that produce the structures and control their styles are interpreted in terms of basic rock-mechanical principles. Classic outcrops, physical models, 2D and 3D seismic, and mature-field log-based interpretations from around the world provide analog examples for practical interpretation. Participants will learn the major structural trap geometries and the structural concepts for predicting the geometry where data are absent, misleading, or conflicting. The principles of section balancing and restoration are covered as tools for validating interpretations and for documenting structural evolution. Practical interpretation skills are developed in numerous exercises, most of which use seismic data.|
Exploration geologists, geophysicists, engineers, and geoscience managers.
You Will Learn:
MR. PETER BARTOK is a Petroleum Exploration Consultant with research interests in complex salt tectonics and Regional Gulf of Mexico Tectonics and Williston Basin as well as the application of rock physics to exploration. His experience with BP included project management for Latin America and US Chief Onshore Geologist as well as research investigations related to high sensitivity aeromagnetics in Europe, Canada and the Gulf of Mexico. He also performed studies on the role of CO2 and diagenesis in the sub-salt of the southern North Sea. He has evaluated prospects in over 40 basins of the world in Latin America, Europe, China and West Africa. He defined the exploration technique that led to the discovery of the Pinda carbonates in Angola. Mr. Bartok received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the State University of New York. He has worked as a geophysicist for 20 years.
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.
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
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A