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GL4031: GEOCHEMISTRY AND GEOFLUIDS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:28


Course Overview

This course trains students in advanced basin analysis and geofluid and geochemistry techniques, that can be used to model and understand the subsurface over deep geological time.  Techniques focus on the manipulation and interpretation of geochemical data. Field excursions, including a residential trip, are central to the course as are projects involving group work and individual study. The course includes advanced academic topics at the frontiers of current research, but is also excellent preparation for working in the petroleum and subsurface sectors.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Stephen A. Bowden

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Basin Fill, Diagenesis, paragenesis and geofluids – linking observation, and modelling. Focus is on sandstones and marine mudstones.

Organic Carbon – from atmosphere to sediments to rocks and back again.

Heat Flow, thermal maturation and thermal alteration – how to measure and how to model

The Evolution of Life over Deep Geological Time, and its evidence in the biomarker record. The course also looks at petroleum biomarkers and what they mean and how they are used.

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
Field costs of 200 GBP per student GBP 200.00

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 8 - 18

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Basin Modelling Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 19,20 Feedback Weeks 23

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Feedback

Marked manuscripts are returned to students with the feedback designed to prepare students for report writing later in their program.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyApplication of conceptual and numerical models of basin processes to applied problems
ReflectionCreateCreation of conceptual and numerical models of basin processes

Field Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 13 Feedback Weeks 16

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Feedback

Field report includes applied biomarker study and synthetic diagrams illustrating basin processes.

Marked manuscripts are returned to students with the feedback designed to prepare students for report writing later in the course and also the program.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyApplication of conceptual and numerical models of basin processes to applied problems
ReflectionCreateCreation of conceptual and numerical models of basin processes

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand geochemical and geofluid processes within basins

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 40 Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Resubmission of coursework

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreateCreation of conceptual and numerical models of basin processes
ProceduralApplyApplication of conceptual and numerical models of basin processes to applied problems
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand geochemical and geofluid processes within basins

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