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Plate Tectonics and Sedimentary Basins

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5 hours

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This topic presents the concepts and classification of plate tectonics as applied to petroleum exploration. Modeling techniques are used to examine tectonics processes and their involvement in the development of sedimentary basins. Also described are the sedimentary facies patterns that are associated with tectonic influences and the effects of hydrocarbon systems.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 3
  • expand/collapse Introduction to Plate Tectonics and Sedimentary Basins
    • Introduction to Plate Tectonics and Petroleum Geology
    • Basic Concepts of Plate Tectonics
    • Plate Tectonic Model Introduction
    • Divergent Plate Boundaries
    • Convergent Plate Boundaries
    • Transform Plate Boundaries
  • expand/collapse Plate Tectonics
    • Evidence for Plate Tectonics
    • Plate Motion
    • Paleogeographic Reconstructions
    • The Cyclicity of Plate Tectonics: The Wilson Cycle
    • Plate Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Exploration
  • expand/collapse Sedimentary Basins
    • Geological Characteristics
    • Basin Analysis and Petroleum Systems
    • Mechanisms of Basin Formation
    • Stratigraphy and Depositional Patterns
    • Basin Classification and Hydrocarbons
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