UPDATED 26 November 2012
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GEOL 3305, Structural Analysis of Hydrocarbon Systems.
The textbook we will be using is Structural Geology, by H. Fossen, published by Cambridge University Press. The lab manual will be available during the first week of the class.
LAB "PRELABS" must be downloaded, printed and read BEFORE the laboratory meeting time. You must bring the prelab to the lab. You may be quizzed on the prelab material.
Week 1: Prelab (pdf)
Week 2: Prelab (pdf)
Week 3: Prelab (pdf)
Week 4: Prelab (same as Week 3)
Week 5: Prelab (pdf) NO PRELAB!
Here is a pdf on fold and thrust belts as discussed in today's (1 Oct.) lecture.
3 October (WED): Here is a pdf on balanced cross sections as we discussed in today's lecture. Go here to download a zip file of some cool movies that depict fold-thrust relationships and "growth strata". These are Quicktime movies that will run on your computer, phone or pad... Here's a pdf that depicts how ramp geometry affects the nature of thrust faults in the hanginwall (this is stuff we covered on Monda, 1 October). Here's a pdf that depicts "growth strata" deposited during folding and thrusting. Check out figure 19.24 in your text book and see if you can identify the growth strata in that cross section. Lastly, Chapter 20 in your textbook covers balancing and restoration of cross sections nicely. Check it out.
Lastly, here is a pdf of Dr. Sweet's lecture on carbonate rocks and depositional systems way back from 5 September.
Week 7: Updates. Today (Monday, 8 October) we covered fault-related folds and syn-tectonic strata. Readings to keep up with are from Chapters 11 and 16. Here are a few things to download and study.
Week7: (Wed., 10/10/12) A few things to consider:
Week 8: (Monday, 10/15/12). Yo! Don't forget: MIDTERM 1 THIS WEDNESDAY, 17 OCTOBER. BE SURE TO BRING AN ORANGE SCANTRON AND NO. 2 PENCIL. NO CALCULATORS, RULERS, OR ABUCUS REQUIRED.
Weed 8: Prelab on Mohr-Coulomb Failure Envelopes. (pdf) BE SURE TO HAVE THIS PRINTED FOR LAB THIS WEEK!
Week 9: Prelab on CLAY CAKES. (pdf) BE SURE TO HAVE THIS PRINTED FOR LAB THIS WEEK!
Here's a ppt file that shows some really nice examples of the features that "should" develop in our clay cake experiments.
Week 10: Here are the homework sets on Mohr Circles. Solutions will be posted soon. Recall that these are not to be turned in. Rather, they are exercises that you should work through so that you understand the basics of stress and Mohr-diagrams.
Here is a .pdf of some student notes. These are excellent and worth viewing and trying to emulate in your own note taking.
HERE ARE THE SOLUTIONS FOR the problems 1-6 in a .zip file. Sorry about the delay. My scanner broke and it took my 9 year old to tell me, "Dad, just take a pic of the problems with your iPhone and then email 'em to yerself!" Her dad is a dork.
Week 12: Here are a few pdf's of recent handouts and overheads regarding the development of hydrocarbon basins in the central US.
Week 13: rawscores of Midterm 2 (.pdf)