Faults and fractures are critical in shale plays, and it is important to have a good understanding of how they occur, and what the rocks really look like. How many of us have that opportunity? Here is your chance, with Bob Jacobi’s excellent field course, Northern Appalachian Basin Faults, Fractures and Tectonics And Their Effects On The Utica, Geneseo And Marcellus Black Shales, June 20-24. This field seminar will examine the characteristics of faults and fractures that affect the sedimentary units (including black shales such as the Marcellus) in the northern Appalachian Basin of New York State. It will also containa review of the tectonics that led to the formation of the structures in the northern Appalachian Basin and the adjacent Appalachian Orogen. You’ll discuss the big picture, and examine maps, cross-sections, and research results that demonstrate faults and fractures in carbonates, black shale, and coarser clastics.
Objectives and Content
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to describe faults and fractures in carbonates, black shales, and coarser clastics as they occur in the northern Appalachian Basin.
INSTRUCTOR: Robert Jacobi, Ph.D.
Norse Energy Corp USA, Buffalo, NY (also University at Buffalo)
For more information: http://www.aapg.org/education/fieldseminars/details.cfm?ID=189
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