Structural Styles in Petroleum Exploration - ST - In House Training

Course summary
5 days
Next available date: Enquire for details - Worldwide
Corporate Training for Teams

Course description

Structural Styles in Petroleum Exploration - In-house training by PetroSkills

This course can be conducted on site at your location exclusively for your staff. 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, 2-D and 3-D 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

Find out more

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This in-house training course has the following outcomes:
  • Recognize all the different hydrocarbon-bearing structural styles in map and cross-section
  • Distinguish the characteristics of each structural style on seismic reflection profiles
  • Recognize the arrangement of structural styles and traps within structural families
  • Apply mechanical-stratigraphic concepts to understand and predict trap geometry
  • Use restoration and balance to validate an interpretation and show the structural evolution

Training Course Content

This in-house training programme can be customised to meet your specific requirements. It typically covers:

  • Comparative structural geology
  • Structural families and styles
  • Mechanical principles governing fold and fault geometry
  • Predicting structure from stratigraphy
  • Folding vs. faulting
  • Palinspastic restoration of cross sections
  • Structural validation criteria
  • Sequential restoration and growth history
  • Regional arches and domes
  • Compaction and substratal solution
  • Wrench faults: simple, convergent, and divergent
  • Conjugate and domino-style strike-slip regimes
  • Thin-skinned fold-thrust belts
  • Fault-related folds
  • Duplexes
  • Basement-involved contraction
  • Vertical and rotational block uplifts
  • Inversion: dip-slip to strike-slip
  • Thin-skinned extension
  • Basement-involved extension
  • Half-graben and full graben rift systems
  • Domino-style extension
  • Diapirs
  • Salt sheets
  • Roho and counter-regional pseudoextensional fault systems
  • Plate-tectonic habitats of structural assemblages
  • Tectonic synthesis and exploration project

See detailed overview

About provider

PetroSkills - Oil & Gas Training Courses

PetroSkills was founded in 2001 as an alliance between BP, Shell and OGCI, aiming to accomplish a mission of vital importance for the future of the Oil & Gas industry. PetroSkills provide high quality professional training and courses that are...

Read more and show all courses with this provider

Contact info



 Show phone number

U.K. L&D Report: 2018 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.K.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in findcourses.co.uk's second annual U.K. L&D Report!


Learn more

Find a course for you!

  Read the course
 summary on this page

 Fill in your details and Request information

 Receive all the info you need

Find more courses here