UPDATED 4 Dec. 2013
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GEOL 3305, Structural Analysis of Hydrocarbon Systems.
AAPG References on line: http://archives.datapages.com/data/browse/aapg-bulletin/
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)
Geologic Time Scale (PDF). You will be tested on the Eon's, Era's, Period's, Epoch's as well as the beginning and ending age (to nearest million years) of each of these divisions through the entire Phanerozoic. You do not need to memorize the Stage/Age's nor their numerical ages.
Week 2: Prelab (pdf)
4 Sept. - Here's a .zip file with some movies and a topomap that helps to visualize outcrop patterns & topography.
Week 3: Prelab (pdf)
9 Sept. - Here's the .ppt file of topography and geologic map patterns used in today's lecture.
11 Sept. - Harding and Lowell, 1979 from the AAPG Bulletin! Read it over and we'll have a light quiz on it on the monday after 18 Sept.
Week 4: Prelab - Structure Contours (pdf)
Example of anticline and normal fault structure contour map.
Week 5: Some examples of geologic maps, contour maps, oblique views, and structure contours.
Week 7: Prelab on Sedimentary Rocks!
Study your notes, get in study groups and quiz each other, and read the chapters or sections that pertain to the content we have discussed in class! Good Luck!
For the test bring pencils, color pencils a straigh-edge, a trig calculator and a fresh mind!
Week 8: Monday. Man, aren't you glad that exam is over?!?!?!
Wednesday: Here are the pdf files for the homework (kindergarten...) and the duplex handout I gave in class. The homework assignment, restoring the two sections in the "kindergarten....pdf" file is due at the beginning of your lab section.
Week 9: Monday, 21 October: More on fold and thrust belts. Be sure to read Boyer and Elliot (1982) that can be downloaded from the TTU AAPG webarchive.
NO LAB MEETING THIS WEEK (22, 23, 24 October). HOWEVER, be sure to turn in your rock descriptions lab and the "kindergarten" homework to your TA by the regular meeting time of your lab.
We WILL HAVE LAB NEXT WEEK (29, 30, 31 October).
RED RAIDERS #10!
Here is a scan of my annotated notes from last Wednesday.
And, here are some movies of thrust faults, courtesy of Rick Allmendinger.
Lastly, here is a pdf of some EXCELLENT notes from one of your PE student colleagues. These notes are from LAST YEAR and so don't assume that we'll cover everything contained. Rather, take a look at these and note how the student re-wrote the notes and then annotated them. This is how you want to take notes and study for all of your classes.
Friday, 25 October.
Here's Lab 7 Prelab on failure envelopes for 29, 30, and/or 31 October. Be sure to read prior to lab on next week.
WEDNESDAY, 30 October.
Here's the revised schedule for the course with some revisions to the readings, etc.
FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER
Here's prelab 08: Jello Fracture! Be sure to PRINT THIS, READ IT, AND BRING TO YOUR LAB!
Monday 4 NOVEMBER: pdf of today's notes.
Wednesday 6 NOVEMBER: Here is a pdf of today's notes. These are from when I taught this class as a PhD student at USC way back when... But, they bascially cover what we discussed today. If you didn't get the 2 handouts in class today, there are copies in a box outside of my office.
Recall, MIDTERM 2 is next wednesday.
MONDAY, 2 Dec. Here's a .ppt file from the Perm Basin lectures.
WEDNESDAY, 4 Dec. LAST DAY!