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Structure styles for hydrocarbon entrapment

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By Dr. Ghada Farrag

The Course Instructor

Dr. Ghada Farrag
Geological Studies Department Manager
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  • Geology Department Manager


  • Geology department manager with more than 14+ years of experience as Exploration Geoscientist.
  • Main experience is in:
  • Geological and Geophysical evaluation of Gulf of Suez and Western Desert using Petrel software.
  • Formation evaluation using techlog software.


  • Ph.D. of petroleum Geology, Ain Shams University

What you'll learn

• Different structure styles for hydrocarbon entrapment and applications.
• Fault mapping parameters.
• Normal and reverse fault attributes.
• Different interpretations of the Missed section in well logs.
      o Fault cut
      o Unconformity
      o Thickness variation
• Basin inversion concept and criteria’s.
• Tectonic framework of Egypt.
• Types of Traps.
• Petroleum system elements.
• Prospect evaluations & ranking.
      o Oil/gas in place
      o Oil/gas reserve
      o Risked reserve


Geoscientists (Geologists & Geophysicists) starting from fresh graduates up to seniors.


Structure styles for hydrocarbon entrapment are the key in field’s evaluations to all geoscientists. In this course before we learn these different structure styles, we will start by learning the fault definition, its parameters and attributes.
This course also permits determinations of the different structure styles on geological outcrops, seismic section and map views. In this course we will learn when we can decide that there is a fault point and unconformity in well logging.
Also we will know many criteria of basin inversion and how to determine them from seismic section. Finally, we will summarize the tectonic framework of Egypt (Gulf of Suez, Western Desert and Nile Delta).
Finally, we will evaluates the recommended closures in the light of the Petroleum system elements availability, as well as deciding the top-ranked prospect to drill.