Seismic Interpretation

Code 226DD
Credits 6

Learning outcomes

The course discusses the geologic and seismic expression of common structural styles in extensional, salt, compressional, strike-slip and inversion settings. Characteristic features associated with each of these styles, which can be used to interpret structures, will be presented. Seismic examples of producing structures from numerous basins worldwide are used to illustrate the common styles and their seismic expression. Key pitfalls in seismic and structural interpretation are discussed. Balancing and restoration techniques that are used to validate structural interpretations will be discussed. Problem sets provide hands on experience in interpreting complex structures using seismic and geologic data.