Deformation and Structures of Sedimentary Rocks



The course deals with the range of structures produced in sedimentary rock by deformation and especially the role of fractures/faults; the role of structures in trapping hydrocarbons and their effect on production. Course topics include rheology of rocks; stress and strain, effects of temperature, pressure, and strain rate on deformation; kinematic and dynamic analysis of deformed rock; brittle failure and joints; origin and mechanisms of fractures and faults/shear zones; mechanics of sedimentary basins; basins associated with extension, compression and strike-slip deformation; geomechanics and fractures as well as methods to characterize fractured reservoirs.

Course period22/08/21 → …