Seismic Interpretation & Basin Analysis of Rift Basin Systems

Geology, Seismology & Petrophysics


Rifts represent part of an evolutionary sequence of crustal and upper mantle stretching that leads to normal faulting resulting from extension. Rift basins, as a distinct geological category, account for only about 5% of the area of basins of the world, however understanding rift systems helps to unravel a very large portion of the earth’s geology. Rift basins also occur throughout the geological record with examples from the Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and the Cenozoic. In addition to rift basins being the foundation of much of the geological history of the earth they are additionally extremely attractive areas for hydrocarbon accumulations. Despite their relatively small geographical distribution they are known to account for 12% of the known oil reserves. This Seismic Interpretation & Basin Analysis of Rift Basin Systems training course will establish the tectonic setting, the structural style the stratigraphy and the characteristic hydrocarbon production of a typical rift basin. A number of basins have been chosen to illustrate the rift development and they will provide study examples for workshop sessions these include the classic Gulf of Suez rift representing a Cenozoic rift while the Sirt Basin, Libya represents a Mesozoic rift. Additionally the Gulf of Thailand will be discussed as representing a mainly non marine (lacustrine) rift section.

Code Venue Fees ($) Dates
GS001 Cairo, Egypt 3700 April 7, 2019 – April 11, 2019
GS001 Hurghada, Egypt 4000 June 2, 2019 – June 6, 2019
GS001 New York, U.S.A 6500 July 28, 2019 – August 1, 2019

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