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The course will develop practical skills in clastic and carbonate sedimentology, stratigraphy, and diagenesis; it will show how sedimentological and stratigraphic knowledge is crucial in understanding the architecture of reservoirs, and is fundamental in making predictive models. The origin and effects of reservoir fluids and subsequent diagenesis will also be covered. The course includes components of structural geology, tectonics, organic geochemistry, and basin modelling. It incorporates a 10-day field trip which gives students a chance to integrate all of the elements in the taught part of the course. Currently this field trip is planned to the Wessex Basin, in Dorset.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
- Sedimentary environments and facies, including processes of sediment transport and deposition
- Stratographic architecture in relation to external forcings
- Principles of diagenesis and impact on reservoir properties
- Core and outcrop logging and the use of analogue data
- Deformation of sedimentary rocks: folds, fractures, deformation bands, and large-scale faults and their role in reservoir damage.
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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: Dorset field logbook (40%) Core- based group exercise (10%) Core interpretation exercise (20%) Examination (2 hours)(30%)