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“Basement” is a term frequently used in geologic literature and in exploration or production reports to describe a surface or a drilling objective, but the term is generally not adequately defined by the author. The term may mean one thing to one person and something quite different to another. This module will discuss seven terms, Geologic, Economic, Acoustic, “Buffler”, Magnetic, Gravity, Refraction, that describe a “basement” surface and how they may or may not be related.

Learning objectives

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Better understand the various meanings of the term “basement”
  • Better understand which type of “basement” is most important for your business objective.