Fault Seal Analysis

A two to three-day theory-based course on methods and techniques for evaluating sealing faults. The emphasis is placed on the application of an objective methodology to the analysis of sub-surface data (seismic interpretation and wells). The course is suitable for geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers.


All sessions comprise a mixture of lectures and practical sessions.

The course is designed to give geologists and reservoir engineers a thorough overview of new structural techniques for detailed analysis of fault seal.



Course contents:

Key Concepts
Causes and evaluation of subsurface pressures; seal classification - capillary seals and permeability.

Fault juxtaposition seal
Fault-displacement patterns, analysis of seismic interpretations and map data, triangle diagrams.

Fault-seal mechanisms
Clay smear, cataclastic features, cementation/diagenesis, prediction of fault-seal capacity (gouge ratio and smear factor)..

Faults, fluid flow and diagenesis
Fluid flow along faults, slip tendency.

Fault seals in production
Application to reservoir models, estimation of transmissibility multipliers.



When, Where and How Much?

When and Where?
Course dates: 15 - 16th May, 2017.
Location: Badley Geoscience offices in the UK

How Much?
The cost of this course is £1250 + VAT (20%) per person.
According to UK Government Regulations, VAT has to be charged on all courses held in the UK, even if participants are based overseas. It may, however, be possible for your company to reclaim the VAT.

More information?
For more information about this course, contact us at info@badleys.co.uk or phone
+44 (0) 1790 753472

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