Universidade Fernando Pessoa

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These notes were prepared to show that the knowledge of the geological context of a basin strongly favor the interpretation of the seismic lines. Such a conjecture is particularly true in basins characterized by predominant compressional tectonic regimes. The Southern Canadian Rocky Mountains is an ideal area to test such a conjecture. The geological setting can be easily understood just reading the publications of Shell's geologists and a lot of seismic lines are available. The seismic line illustrated above comes from the Alberta Foothills. It clearly depicts that, in the lower part of the line, a naive inductive interpretation (picking in continuity) is possible. On the contrary, in the upper levels, only an hypothetico-deductive interpretation is possible. A seismic interpreter must know what he is looking and he must progress by trial and errors. In other words, theoretical knowledge (geological setting of the area) must precede observation (interpretation).

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Geological Setting & Seismic Interpretation


Carlos Cramez


In addition to these notes on "Geological Setting & Seismic Interpretation " the following courses are or will be sooner available:

- Glossary of Salt Tectonics;
- Basic Principles in Tectonics;
- Bassins Sédimentaires et Systèmes Pétroliers;
- Salt Tectonics;
- Systemic Stratigraphy Seminar;
- Volume Problems;
-Turbidite Systems;
- Hydrodynamism;
- Seismic-Sequential Interpretation;
- Foredeep and Foldbelts; 
- Offshores Profonds;
- Glossary in Sequential Stratigraphy;
- Probabilistic Reserves Assessment, etc.

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