Applied Structural Geology

designed for

geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers and technologists of all levels wishing to gain insights into the structural aspects of hydrocarbon reservoirs


to provide a basic overview of how structural geology techniques can improve the finding and production of hydrocarbons, in various tectonic settings and at reservoir to basin scales


3 days (classroom course)


20 (max)



course description

How can an understanding of the way in which rocks deform impact exploration, development, drilling and production of hydrocarbons?

The course will involve both lectures and practical exercises in order to showcase the application of structural geology concepts to a variety of case studies in exploration and production.

The following points are addressed:

• see how the basic rules of fault geometry can be applied to compressional, extensional, inverted and strike slip tectonic regimes

• learn how to apply simple but rigorous geometric techniques to construct structural cross-sections in a variety of tectonic regimes

• learn how structural models can aid in planning directional drilling

• common issues in correlating faults

• why does a fault seal or not? Is there an answer?

• impact of deformation in reservoirs on fluid flow, including fractured reservoirs


instruction costs

• please refer to the courses brochure

• there will be additional instruction costs for courses held outside N. America and Europe


additional costs

(to be determined based on current prices, number of participants, etc):

• travel, accommodation and meals for instructors for travel outside Calgary only

• reproduction costs for course manual and exercises

• course venue (+/- lunch/snacks) if not provided directly by the client


materials in this course are licensed from EnCana Corporation



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