Geology of African Rift Systems

A 5-day short course in a classroom and hands on

starts: 07/11 10:30 AM

Introduction to fundamentals of geologic structures in Africa. Descriptive approach to structural styles formed by different tectonic stresses (i.e. extensional, contractional, strike-slip and salt tectonics) and their importance in oil and gas exploration. Elucidation of geometry and history of geological structures by interpreting seismic reflection profiles and constructing balanced cross-sections.

Lecture and Discussions Topics:

• Geological and tectonic structures
• Types of stresses and their structures
• Salt tectonics
• Tectonic structures and the hydrocarbon potential
• Types of traps
• Seismic interpretation of tectonic structures
• Log interpretation of tectonic structures, etc.