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Course ID: t35

Petroleum generated from source rocks moves up through permeable strata and would be lost at the earth's surface if not "trapped" on its way up. Describes the characteristics of the principal trap types, how they appear on geologic sections and maps, and how they are analyzed in terms of geologic history. Examines constraints on production imposed by variations in trapping.

Total Number of Subtopics: 5

  • Hydrocarbon Traps: Introduction
  • Structural Traps
  • Stratigraphic Traps
  • Other Trap Types
  • Traps: References and Additional Information
Estimated Time: 1 hour 40 minutes on a full time basis