Structural Traps in extension Analysis

Ref : O&G_GG_06


  • Distinguish the characteristics of extension deformation and subsurface and surface trans-tension
  • Apply the mechanical-stratigraphic principles governing extensive structures formation and evolution and apply the techniques of restoration and balancing.
  • Predict structural geometry using kinematic models.
  • Identify typical geometries of trans-tensive trapping.


Geologists and geophysicist Engineers, explorotionists and managers.


Presentations & debate: theoretical and methodological content followed by interactive and participatory methods such as projections, exercises and slideshows.

  • Rifting models and evolution of the continental passive margin.
  • Individual trans-tensive Structures in relation to the in-Depth Styles.
  • Map and Seismic.
  • Half-graben
  • Normal pre-inversion Faults
  • Structures of listric faults ramp and bearings
  • Block alternating with trapezoidal graben style
  • Structural Validation Criteria of a structure of Extension
  • Selecting the best techniques for Balancing and Restoration
  • Vertical, oblique and simple shear
  • Detachment Rift
  • Transition from horizontal to vertical displacement
  • Folds in Regions of Extension
  • Draped Folds Trishear Models
  • Growth Structures sequential Restoration
  • The Fracturing inside the Extension Structures