Gravity and Magnetic Geophysical Methods in Mining and Oil Exploration
Training Course

1 Days

$995 CAD

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Course Description
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This one-day course reviews the fundamental geological and physical concepts behind mining and oil exploration using gravity and magnetic methods. It is presented in plain English with minimal math or technical jargon, and it includes hands-on exploration examples and case studies.

Delineation of regional and local fault networks, which gravity and magnetic data enable, is crucial in both conventional and unconventional exploration and production. In frontier regions, these data help to delineate the raised and subsided crustal blocks and depocenters, as well as the distribution of igneous rocks.

The course reviews all stages of gravity and magnetic survey design, as well as data acquisition and geological interpretation. These steps are put in the context of designing and executing overall exploration programs for both conventional and unconventional targets.

A complete set of course materials is included in the Gravity and Magnetic Geophysical Methods in Mining and Oil Exploration course.

Who Should Attend
The Gravity and Magnetic Geophysical Methods in Mining and Oil Exploration course is designed for professional and technical personnel who need to understand the basics of gravity and magnetic methods in order to assess their effectiveness in various exploration circumstances. The course is intended for all staff levels including geological, geophysical, administrative and management personnel.

The following topics are covered in Gravity and Magnetic Geophysical Methods in Mining and Oil Exploration

  • Geological Meaning of Geophysical Anomalies: Anomaly-Lithology Relationships and Relevant Rock Properties
  • Forms of Rock Bodies Encountered in Oil and Mineral Exploration
  • Gravity Exploration Methods
  • Magnetic Exploration Methods
  • Design of Gravity and Magnetic Surveys for Geologic Targets
  • Processing Methods for Gravity and Magnetic Data to Separate and Enhance Desirable Anomalies
  • Data Display and Anomaly Enhancement
  • Exploration Example: Gravity and Magnetic Studies of Alberta Basement Structure
  • Exploration Example: Gravity and Magnetic Studies in a Frontier Basin Offshore British Columbia

Henry Lyatsky, Ph.D.
Dr. Henry Lyatsky is a Calgary-based geophysical and geological consultant who has worked across Canada, northern and western U.S., and internationally in oil and mineral exploration. He has conducted many regional and local studies using gravity and magnetic data, and he has designed and implemented numerous airborne and ground field surveys.

Henry holds a B.Sc. in geology and geophysics (1985, University of Calgary), an M.Sc. in geophysics (1988, University of Calgary), and a Ph.D. in geology (1992, University of British Columbia). He is the first or sole author of three books (Springer-Verlag) on the regional geology and geophysics of western Canada, as well as two gravity and magnetic atlases of the Alberta Basin (Alberta Geological Survey), and many papers.

Henry is a past president of the Mineral Exploration Group, a province-wide mining-industry association in Alberta. To avoid the downtown rat race and congestion, he works from home, enjoys the free space of the Alberta outdoors, and loves nothing better than in-depth history books and good hikes in the mountains.

Dr. Lyatsky is a member of CSEG, MEG, and APEGA.

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"The first part of the course, the basics, was more relevant to my job, but overall the instructor was very accommodating. He was interested in everyone's background and what we all wanted out of the course."
- Seismic Analyst

"Instructor is engaging and knows the material very well."
- Geologist

"He provided some really good field stories and relevant material to keep the class interested."
- Anonymous

"A good class for exploration groups. "
- Anonymous