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Structural Geology training course by Prof. Ken McClay

Monday, 21 August, 2023 - Friday, 25 August, 2023 (Australia/Perth time)

$75.00 – $6,000.00

The PESA SA-NT Branch will be hosting a 5-day structural geology training course by Professor Ken McClay from Monday 21st to Friday 25th of August. Bookings are now OPEN!!

This five-day classroom course consists of lectures, seismic interpretation exercises and case histories. The course presents modern concepts of structural geology focused on fault and fold systems that form hydrocarbon traps in sedimentary basins. Emphasis is placed on the integration of data in order to determine the 4D evolution of structures, their seismic expressions as well as utilising case histories and natural examples that can be analogues for sub-surface hydrocarbon traps.

The lectures are extensively illustrated with field examples, remote sensing examples, seismic sections, conceptual models and in particular analogue models of fault systems – many models are shown as movies that demonstrate the progressive evolution of fault and fold systems. Practical exercises and examples are excellent seismic examples of structural styles in a large format A3 workbook.

Key Themes of the training are given below, and more details are in the attached Programme:

1. Fault systems in sedimentary basins – Tectonic regimes; fault mechanics; fault geometries; fault growth & segmentation patterns
2. Extensional fault systems – Planar extensional faults – 2D & 3D geometries; rift systems & passive margins; folding associated with extension
Listric & ramp-flat listric extensional faults; delta tectonics – hydrocarbon systems
3. Inversion tectonics – Positive inversion systems; inverted rift basins & thick-skinned fault systems, hydrocarbon systems in inverted terranes
4. Strike-slip terranes – Tectonic settings of strike-slip systems; oblique convergence; transform faults; characteristic styles of strike-slip structures
5. Thrust fault systems – Thrust fault & fold geometries; key structural styles; 2D & 3D modelling of thrust fault systems; thrust-fault-related fold systems; foreland fold & thrust belts; deepwater fold & thrust faults – delta systems and accretionary prisms.


Regular prices of:

  • PESA Member:   $5500
  • Non-Member:    $6000
  • Student:               $75


For this event we will only be selling:

  • PESA Member: 10 tickets
  • Non Member: 6 tickets
  • Student: 4 tickets

*A couple ticket spaces are still available!* If the tickets below are listed as ‘sold out’, please contact us to arrange a spot for you.

Ticket sales close Sun 13th Aug @6pm


Monday, 21 August, 2023
Friday, 25 August, 2023
(Australia/Perth time)
$75.00 – $6,000.00
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