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Course Overview

The course aims develop practical geological skills applicable to the hydrocarbons industry, embracing the subdisciplines of clastic and carbonate sedimentology, stratigraphy, and diagenesis; it will show how sedimentological and stratigraphic knowledge is crucial in both exploration and development activities, and is fundamental in making predictive models. It will impart a practical knowledge of depositional environments which form hydrocarbon reservoirs, linking these together using the techniques of sequence stratigraphy as applied to siliciclastic and carbonate settings. The origin and effects of reservoir fluids and subsequent diagenesis will also be covered.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor Adrian Hartley

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Geology And Petroleum Geology (GL) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Sedimentary environments and facies Processes of sediment transport and deposition Stratigraphic architecture in relation to external forcings Applied sequence stratigraphy Principles of diagenesis and impact on reservoir properties Core logging

Further Information & Notes

Acceptance on MSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience required

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

The course will be assessed by continuous assessment and examination. There will be a wide variety of formative assessments with instant feedback and two structured formative assessments with written feedback.

The summative assessment will be: Brent palaeo-delta interpretation (30%) Shuaiba group exercise (10%) Core logging exercise (10%) Examination (3 hours) (40%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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