APPLIED STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- perform quantitative structural analysis of brittle deformational features associated with folds and fault systems at the reservoir scale.
- Perform statistical analysis of field data to obtain empirical scaling laws.
- Develop conceptual models of fluid flow patterns in reservoir-scale structures.
Previously achieved Structural Geology exam
Course contents summary
1 – Mechanical stratigraphy.
2 – Evolution and infilling of joints.
3 – Fault zone evolution, 4D distribution of the associated brittle deformation features, and implications for subsurface fluid flow.
4 – Evolution of fault-related folds, 4D distribution of the associated brittle deformation features, and implications for subsurface fluid flow.
5 – Introduction to cross-section balancing.
Final one-week camp for learning data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
A collection of scientific papers provided by the professor
Lectures, class discussion on the contents of scientific papers read at home, field activity.
Assessment methods and criteria
The final evaluation results from:
1 - written report on the performed field activity;
2 – oral exam.
At the end of the course we will spend one week in the field