Structure, Tectonics and Sedimentary Basin Analysis in the Northern Rocky Mountains, USA

This AAPG field seminar is a 14-day immersive  geoscience field course located in Montana at the Indiana University field station, and the course is designed for international students and young industry employees. This will take place August 26 – September 9, 2012. Would you like more information? Contact educate@aapg.org and read on :)

Montana Field Mapping

Objectives of the field camp:
(1) Field based knowledge of actual scale and geometry of a variety of reservoir architectures and products of rock deformation.

(2)Enhanced ability to make interpretations from a limited data base.

(3)Increased self-confidence in integrating a variety of stratigraphic, sedimentological, structural, and geophysical information in problem-solving (4)Improved skills in working as part of a team

Content:
(3 days) Comparative analysis of the facies architecture and reservoir characteristics of rocks  formed:
• In a Proterozoic aulacogen
• Along a Paleozoic passive continental margin
• In a Mesozoic back-arc foreland basin
• In a Cenozoic extensional intermontane basin

(9 days) Mapping , cross-section construction, and 3D and 4D modeling of:
• Large (km-scale) thrust-related  compressional structures within a carbonate rock sequence
• (Small (100’s of meters) thrust-related compressional structures within a siliciclastic rock sequence
• Multiple scales of structures inter- associated with thrusting, basement- cored block uplifting and extensional basin formation

(2 days)  Mid-course trip to study thermal activity associated with the Yellowstone hot-spot and to
examine structure of the Beartooth Plateau

Take-aways
• Better appreciation  of  actual scale and geometry of a variety of reservoir architectures and  products of rock deformation
• Enhanced ability to make interpretations from a limited data base
• Increased self-confidence in integrating a variety of stratigraphic, sedimentological, structural and geophysical information  in problem-solving
• Improved skills in working as part of a team

Indiana Field Station in Montana - new AAPG Field Seminar

Indiana Field Station in Montana

Description of the course notes/field guide to be given to attendees

The three-ring binded manual consists of one-page discussions of the objectives,nature of each day’s field activity,  the regional geological setting of each day’s field work, topo maps, aerial photos, and seismic analogs, and illustrations relevant to the work.

At the end of each day a detailed transparent photo overlay showing the most correct solution to the mapping is provided to supplement the geology mapped by each of the  participants.

A one-page interpretive summary of the actual geology mapped or interpreted is also provided. Also included in the binder is a 15-p illustrated guide for the Yellowstone trip. The manual is approximately 100 p. in length.

Price: Professional employees–$8,000; Students–$6,000.  Lodging, in-state transportation, and food included.

Please check the AAPG website for updates.

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