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GL5012: APPLIED SEDIMENTOLOGY (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:55


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
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Adrian Hartley

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?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

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

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Integrated Petroleum Geosciences

Contact Teaching Time

2 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

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

None.

Feedback

None.

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