Fault Interpretation

Details the questions we must answer in fault interpretations, such as the source, seal, hydrocarbon generation and migration, and fault reactivation. Addresses how faults can act as both conduits and seals and how these work together to create reservoirs. Identifies the four special states of stress, the three deformations stages in the stress-strain diagram, and the structural hydrocarbon trap types that result from or are associated with some form of faulting. Explains why faults are generally classified on the basis of their relative sense of displacement. Defines the basic rules for fault interpretation, and the structural styles and characteristic geographic locations of basement-involved faulting. Explains the general aspects of foreland thrust belts that are of direct importance to hydrocarbon exploration. Lists the various workstation views that can aid in fault interpretation. Identifies how 3D detail helps with structural fault contours, and the sealing and leaking properties of major faults. Describes how time slice movies help to recognize and locate smaller faults and improve precision of defining their fault boundaries.

Code: IHRDC_IPIMS_t38868


Duration: 9.6 hours