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Subsurface Mapping

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1 hour 40 minutes

(average of 20 minutes per Subtopic)

An integrated approach to subsurface mapping, discussing downhole data, correlations between wells, and how to depict surfaces and three-dimensional units on contour maps. Presents surface maps and geophysical or remote sensing surveys as aids in delimiting important structural and stratigraphic relationships. Stresses proper correlation and use of borehole information.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 5
  • expand/collapse Lateral Correlation of Logged Data
    • Defining Surfaces
    • Delimiting Units
    • Contour Mapping
    • Mechanical and Interpretive Contouring
  • expand/collapse Structural Contour Maps
    • Introduction
    • Adequacy of Contours for Depicting Structure
    • Fault Detection
    • Vertical Faults
    • Normal/Oblique Normal Faults
    • Reverse Faults
    • Unconformities
    • Exercise No.1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No.2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No.3 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Isopach and Other Subsurface Maps
    • Isopachs of Time-Rock Intervals
    • Isopachs of Rock ( Lithologic ) Units
    • Isolith Maps
    • Compound Maps
    • Subcrop Maps
    • Miscellaneous Maps and Their Applications
    • Exercise No.1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No.2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No.3 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Paleo-Structure Maps
    • Introduction
    • Why make Paleo-Structure Maps
    • The Migration of Fluids in the Subsurface
    • This is Now, What was Then
    • Conclusions
    • References
  • expand/collapse Subsurface Mapping: References and Additional Information
    • References
    • Additional Reading
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