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Structural Geology: London


Monday, 9 December 2019 at 09:00 - Friday, 13 December 2019 at 17:00 (GMT)

Structural Geology: London

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Course overview

Structural geology is the study of processes and products of rock deformation. The course will first cover the concepts of deformation, kinematics, force and stress. Then, faults geometry and growth will be analyzed with special emphasis to the brittle regime. The course will cover the techniques of structural geology through a survey of the features and geometries of faults and folds and the techniques of strain analysis. The course will also cover the mechanics of rock deformation, the frictional reactivation theory and the effect of pore fluid pressure in both fracturing and reactivation. In the last part, regional structural geology and tectonic regimes will be introduced.

The course will also deal with the concepts of balanced geological cross-sections construction and with the geometrical reconstruction of fault surfaces at depth. Class lectures will be supplemented by exercises and demonstrations. These will be focused on the usage of the stereographic projection to analyze folds, to perform beds rotations and to reconstruct the kinematics and paleo-stress of faults populations. The concepts of geological map reading and interpretation will be introduced. Throughout the course, all concepts are illustrated with both field and subsurface examples.

The course is designed for

Geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers who want to learn the methodology to use structural geology concepts and techniques to unravel geological problems.

Learning objectives

  • To help geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers to gain a thorough understanding of the concepts and practical applications of structural geology for petroleum exploration;
  • To prepare participants to recognize rocks structures from outcrops and from subsurface data-sets and interpret them into a geologically coherent picture;
  • To train participants to be able to integrate different data-set at different scales;
  • To prepare participants to analyze structural data-sets in order to extract information about tectonic history and kinematics;
  • To train participants to extract data and information from geological maps.

Course outline

Structural geology and structural analysis

Deformation, stress and strain

Stress at lithospheric scale


Fractures brittle deformation and faults

Kinematics and paleostress in the brittle regime


Foliation, cleavage and lineations

Extensional, contractional and strike-slip tectonic regimes, salt tectonics

Cross-section balancing and restoration

The stereonet to solve geological problems

The reading and interpretation of geological maps

Course terms and conditions

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When & Where

1 Shortlands
W6 8DR London
United Kingdom

Monday, 9 December 2019 at 09:00 - Friday, 13 December 2019 at 17:00 (GMT)

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Esanda is a specialist training provider serving the global upstream oil and gas industry. Our course leaders are practicing industry specialists who develop our in house courses and work with clients to build bespoke training for their staff.  Our operations are supported by our UK and Australia offices.

We pride ourselves on being able to bring hundreds of man years of experience to the training sector and the positive feedback we receive from our satisfied clients.

Our courses have evolved over 20 years with a focus on Field Development Planning, which includes a strong emphasis on costing and economic analysis as well as concept selection for our clients. The range of clients includes those involved in Onshore, Offshore, Subsea, GTL, LNG and unconventional developments. This work and client training has allowed us to build strong expertise with practical and up to date knowledge of the subject areas.

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