Continuing Education Course: "Salt Tectonics of Interior Salt Basins" presented by Mark Rowan.

You are invited to a Shreveport Geological Society Continuing Education Event
"Salt Tectonics of Interior Salt Basins" by Mark Rowan

When:  April 2, 2015, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Where:  Petroleum Club Shreveport 15th Floor 
$90.00 per person, includes materials and meal

Limited to first 70 Paid Reservations by March 27th
RSVP:  Miles McDowell
401 Edwards St., Ste 1601    Shreveport, LA 71101
318-227-8668   milesm@sklarexploration.com
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"Salt Tectonics of Interior Salt Basins"
A one-day short course by Mark G. Rowan (Rowan Consulting, Inc.)

 This course introduces participants to modern concepts on salt tectonics applicable to simple salt basins such as the interior salt basins of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Course content will include: (1) origin of ancient evaporite basins; (2) mechanics of salt deformation; (3) initiation and evolution of salt diapirs and associated salt-withdrawal structures; and (4) near-diapir folding and faulting. The course will consist primarily of lectures but will also include a seismic-interpretation exercise. The material is intended for geoscientists needing either an introduction to salt tectonics or an update in this rapidly evolving field. 


Mark G. Rowan

Mark G. Rowan

Mark received a B.S. in biology from CalTech in 1976, an M.S. in geology from Berkeley in 1982, and a Ph.D. in structural geology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1991. He worked for Sohio Petroleum Co. (1982 to 1985), Geo-Logic Systems (1985-1989), and Alastair Beach Associates in Glasgow, Scotland (1989-1992). He then returned to the University of Colorado as a Research Assistant Professor before founding his own company in 1998, where he consults and teaches for the petroleum industry worldwide and conducts research sponsored by industry.

Although Mark’s background includes many types of tectonic environments, his primary research and consulting interests are focused on the styles and kinematics of salt tectonics, the processes of salt-sediment interaction, the architecture and evolution of passive margins, and the applications to petroleum exploration. He is the author or coauthor of over 80 papers and 170 abstracts, is the regular instructor for AAPG’s Salt Tectonics school, and has been an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer and an AAPG International Distinguished Instructor.