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Exploration Tectonics/Basin Analysis course
This 3-day short course is run at the Institute for Geology, Mineralogy & Geophysics at the Ruhr-Uni Bochum in summer and the Geophysics Section, Department of Earth Sciences at the Ludwig-Maximilans Uni in Munich in winter. I teach aspects of tectonic processes relevant to hydrocarbon exploration from plate to play scale, including basic overviews of resource economics/risk.
Official timetable info:
- Ruhr Uni: Vorlesungsverzeichnis: “Tectonics and basin analysis for hydrocarbon exploration: from plate to prospect scale”)
Ruhr-Uni, Summer 2017:
* Start: Monday, 07. August 2017 - 09:00 hrs * End: Wednesday, 09. August 2017 - 17:00 hrs * Place: NA 04/592 (“Kartenkurs Raum”)
LMU, Winter 2018:
* 14 February to 16 February 2018. * Level 4 lecture room in geophysics building. See the department website for this course for (potentially) more details.
The days will be an interactive mix of lectures and practicals using QGIS, GPlates and interactive, Python-based notebooks.
- Please fill out this simple doodle on prior knowlegde
- Students will be required to bring their personal laptop (or team up in teams of 2 if you don't have a laptop or you have an outdated machine which cannot run the software used for this course).
- Students will be required to install some open-source software as specified in more detail further below before the course.
- The participants will be required to bring a laptop computer. Teams of 2 are ok if people do not have a computer available to run exercises on or if their personal machine is too outdated to allow the software to run. However, you will learn more if you can organise to bring a laptop along so that everyone has her/his own machine to hack away on.
- Read the software page very carefully to see which applications are required to be installed prior to the course so that we can immediately start on day 1.
Wiki pages for each day contain the lecture note links and links to documents/data used for practicals during the course.
- Day 1: Introduction to exploration, basic concepts. Signal processing, plate tectonics and geodynamics.
- Day 2: Basin analysis, basin formation, rifted margins, structural and depositional styles. Exercises in seismic interpretation (structural geology), potential field and signal processes related to regional geology interpretation.
- Day 3: Forward numerical modelling, prospects, volumes, risks. From geoscience aspects to business. 30-minute exam in the afternoon (Bochum), followed by interactive, open session. At LMU the exam will be held on a separate day a week or so after the course - please check with the department for the exact date/location.