N071 - Workshop in Geological Seismic Interpretation: Salt Tectonics

Course Overview
The primary focus of the class is on the geology of salt basins and the geological interpretation of seismic data. Since an understanding of the geophysical aspects is also critical, the course also includes geophysical concepts and workflows and their practical implications for interpretation of migrated seismic data. The best practitioners, of course, combine a solid grounding in salt tectonics with a good understanding of the geophysical aspects.

Participants will learn to:
•	Assess the limitations of seismic imaging for interpreting various salt-related geometries, including minibasin
        salt flanks and sub-salt targets.
•	Analyse internal reflectors in salt bodies and their implications.
•	Understand the relationships between crustal extension and evaporite deposition.
•	Evaluate extensional salt geometries in both thin- and thick-skinned provinces.
•	Assess the impact of salt on contractional deformation.
•	Understand the different styles of salt evacuation and associated diapirism.
•	Predict and interpret near-diapir deformation and how it influences three-way truncation traps	against diapirs 
        and welds.
•	Evaluate the relative merits of different seismic migration techniques.
•	Analyse and interpret complex allochthonous salt geometries and subsalt deformation.

This course is offered by Nautilus (www.nautilusworld.com), a PEICE affiliated company and the world leader in Geosciences Training services.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
Date: TBA
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • The perils of imaging under the influence of salt
  • Internal deformation of layered evaporite sequences
  • Rifted crust and salt distribution
  • Thin-skinned extension
  • Thick-skinned extension
  • Deepwater foldbelts
  • Salt evacuation and diapirism
  • Near-diapir deformation
  • Imaging workflows and advanced solutions
  • Building a salt model
  • Allochthonous salt

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Mark Rowan, Carl Fiduk, Elive Menyoli

Training Venue

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