Interested in furthering your understanding of interpretation of seismic
data in fold-and-thrust belts? Discover how at AAPG Education’s Field Seminar, Seismic Interpretation in Fold-and-Thrust Belts: Field Trip to the Southern Canadian Rocky Mountain Foreland. Lead by John H. Shaw, a professor of Structural and Economic Geology at Harvard University, and Frank Bilotti, an Exploration Team Leader at Chevron they will provide participants with insights into seismic interpretation of thrust and reverse faults, detachment surfaces, fault-bend folds and much more on structural geology. Throughout this seven day trip attendees will have the opportunity to view several locations each day that will showcase new concepts and how they apply to seismic interpretation projects. This field seminar will be taking place July 20-26, 2014 in Alberta, Canada. For more information: Field Seminar – Seismic Interpretation in Fold-and-Thrust Belts

*Register before June 21 to take advantage of Early Bird pricing. Act now, space is limited and spots will be filling quickly!*

Who Should Attend

This course is intended to assist geologists and geophysicists involved in the interpretation of seismic reflection data for trap delineation and reservoir characterization in both orogenic and passive margin fold-and thrust belts. The course should also be a useful for supervisors who evaluate structural interpretations to assign and reduce drilling risks.

Upon completion of this field seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize common types of structures in fold-and-thrust belts based on their expressions in outcrop and seismic data.
  • Apply fault-related folding concepts to interpret these structures, characterizing fault and fold geometries and fault displacements.
  • Identify petroleum traps and their major structural risk elements.
  • Recognize similarities between styles of trap and reservoir-scale deformation.

Course Content

This structural field course in the Front Ranges of the Canadian Rockies focuses on relating outcrop to seismic expressions of compressive structural styles that are common in fold-and-thrust belts and deepwater passive margins (toe thrust belts) worldwide. Course topics include seismic interpretation of thrust and reverse faults, detachment surfaces, fault-bend folds, fault-propagation folds, detachment folds, growth structures, wedge structures, and imbricate structures. The course offers an extensive “atlas-style” guidebook with seismic examples from petroleum basin throughout the world, as well as instructional materials and exercises on quantitative structural interpretation of seismic data. Each day will be spent visiting three to five field locations, where new concepts will be introduced and applied in seismic interpretation projects.

Participants stay at the University of Calgary Kananaskis Field Station, in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada, about an hour drive from Banff and two hours’ drive from Calgary. The geology is extraordinary, and the scenery and wildlife are tremendous.

All participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Calgary (you will be provided with arrival and departure details at least 30 days prior to the start of the trip).

Field Seminar Location
Begins and ends in Calgary, AB, Canada.

* For registration and full trip details please visit: HERE!

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