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Basin Analysis

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4 hours

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A complete introduction to basin evolution and evaluation. Discusses basin formation processes, geodynamic models, source rocks, maturation, migration, and sedimentary basin models. Presents the impact of basin models on prospect generation, measurement of basin histories and properties, and the principles and application of various basin evaluation methods. Refers to case studies for analysis and summary.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 12
  • expand/collapse Basin Analysis and Petroleum Analysis
    • Introduction
  • expand/collapse Basin Formation Processes
    • Introduction
    • Rheology
    • Layered Earth Structure
    • Mechanical and Thermal Loads
    • Load Response: Airy Isostasy Compensation Model
    • Load Response: Flexural Compensation Model
    • Measuring Compensation, Loads and Deflections
    • Rheology and Subsidence Histories
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Geodynamic Models
    • Introduction
    • Kinematic Cooling Models Overview
    • McKenzie Stretching Model
    • McKenzie Model Derivatives
    • Other Cooling Models
    • Cooling Model Examples
    • Tectonostratigraphic Coupling
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Source Rocks
    • Formation and Preservation of Organic Matter
    • Diagenesis of Organic Matter
    • Hydrocarbons and Kerogen Types
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Maturation Processes
    • Kerogen Maturation
    • Depth, Temperature and Time Effects
    • Paleothermometry
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Sedimentary Basin Models
    • Quantitative Dynamic Stratigraphy
    • Forward and Inverse Models
    • Characteristics and Limitations
    • Geodynamic Models
    • Sedimentation Models
    • Stratigraphic Models
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Prospect Generation
    • Frontier vs. Mature Basins
    • Impact of Information
    • Impact of Stratigraphic Models
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Basin Histories and Properties
    • Time and Events in Basin History
    • Walther's Law of Facies Successions
    • Geohistory, Backstrip Analyses
    • Geohistory, Backstrip Diagram Corrections
    • Alternative Decompaction Approaches
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Mathematical Basin Analysis Models
    • Introduction
    • Backstripping Models
    • Geodynamic and Thermal Models
    • Model Calibration
    • Maturation Modeling
    • Migration Modeling
    • Thermodynamic Modeling
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Stratigraphic Basin Analysis Models
    • Introduction
    • Sequence Stratigraphic Models
    • Seismic Facies Analysis
  • expand/collapse Basin Analysis Case Studies
    • Taranaki Basin, New Zealand
  • expand/collapse Basin Analysis: References and Additional Information
    • References
    • Additional Reading
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