Practical Fault Analysis

This new course is intended both for new hires and existing professionals who need to broaden their understanding of the essential elements of structural geology that impact the quality of seismic interpretation.

Practical Fault Analysis covers all aspects of fault interpretation, from picking strategies through correlation and linkage to structural quality control. It comprises a significant amount of theory work supplemented by paper exercises and software-based exercises using TrapTester.

Concepts covered include practical interpretation, visualization, working in 3-D, theoretical aspects of fault development, fault statistics, routine application of theoretical and observation-based quantitative and semi-quantitative rules, derivation of geologically robust faulted frameworks, and how to quality-check fault interpretations and fault-horizon polygons.

Course contents:

Fault Analysis Concepts
Good seismic interpretation of faults should include a workflow that checks the interpretation against known structural properties of fault systems. Concepts and methods for the analysis of faults are presented, leading to a geologically-robust interpretation.

Fault Framework Models
A geologically robust 3-D Fault Framework model of the faulted sub-surface is a prerequisite for accurate mapping, ultimately leading to optimal well planning and volumetric calculations. Working in a full 3-D modelling environment, easy-to-use techniques are applied to constrain the modelling process, resulting in a geometrically and geologically consistent fault model.

Case studies
Case Studies are presented to show the value of implementing these new methods.

Who should attend?

This new course is designed for Seismic Interpreters, Geologists & Geophysicists who wish to derive geologically-robust fault framework models and contour maps of more complex faulted sub-structures.

Some experience of TrapTester is preferred but is not essential.

When and Where?
The course can be in your offices or ours, for groups or individuals. The charges for the course will depend on the location, duration and number of people involved.

More information?
For more information about this course, contact us at or phone
+44 (0) 1790 753472

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