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Salt Tectonics: Understanding Rocks that Flow

29 - 31 October 2019
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Event type:
Conference, Specialist Group
Organised by:
Geological Society Events, Energy Group
The Geological Society, Burlington House
Event status:
Programme now available

The complex behavioural and rheological characteristics of salt can strongly influence the structural and stratigraphic evolution of a basin.  With many of the largest hydrocarbon provinces existing within salt-related basins understanding of the processes involved in salt tectonics has important scientific and economic implications for geological research and hydrocarbon exploration.  

Modern high-resolution 3D seismic data with improved imaging of salt structures in combination with more advanced physical and numerical modelling techniques revolutionises the way we see salt tectonics and the role of salt structures. 

This three-day international conference aims to bring together leading academic and industry geoscientists to discuss new techniques and case studies, and to capture an up to date assessment of our understanding of salt tectonic processes including:

  • Geographical case studies; e.g. North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Persian Gulf, Campos Basin
  • Salt tectonics in extensional and contractional settings
  • Halokinetic sequence stratigraphy
  • Analytical methods of interpreting salt in seismic data
  • Physical and numerical modelling of salt tectonics
  • Implications of salt tectonics for hydrocarbon exploration

 Registration Open: 

The Registration is now open. 

Fellow: £200

Non-Fellow: £300

Corporate Patron: £200

Associated Society Member Rate: £200

Student: £50

To register, please either register online, or download the registration form and return to Sarah Woodcock. 

Registration rates

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Geolsoc Contact

Sarah Woodcock

Geological Society of London
Burlington House
Piccadilly, London
United Kingdom

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