NIGK14021U  Sedimentary Basins - Evolution, Environments and Resources (part 1)

Volume 2017/2018
Education

MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience

Content

The course addresses theory and cases related to the formation, evolution, and analysis of sedimentary basins. Fundamental theoretical concepts are introduced and related to plate tectonics. Emphasis is placed on the sedimentary infill of basins, and aspects of exploration (principally for hydrocarbons) are addressed throughout. A topic or case relating to sedimentary basin theory is investigated in detail by the students and presented in a written report.  

Learning Outcome

Knowledge:

Fundamental concepts and theory of sedimentary basin formation, evolution and analyses.

Basic plate tectonic framework controlling sedimentary basin evolution.

Key aspects of sedimentology, stratigraphy, and large-scale stratal geometries related to sedimentary basin evolution.

Aspects of exploration (principally for hydrocarbons) in sedimentary basins.


Skills:

Understand the fundamental concepts and theory of sedimentary basins.

Describe the formation and evolution of sedimentary basins within a plate tectonic framework.

Classify sedimentary basins within a plate tectonic framework.

Describe the large-scale stratal geometries and sedimentary successions relating to basin evolution. Describe aspects of resource exploration related to sedimentary basins.

Prepare a scientific report on a topic or case relating to sedimentary basins.


Competences:

Synthesize and communicate the relation between sedimentary basin filling history and tectonic evolution of sedimentary basins.

Synthesize key aspects of resource exploration and relate them to sedimentary basin evolution.

Explain the fundamental concepts and theory of sedimentary basins.

Synthesize and communicate the key aspects of a topic or case related sedimentary basins, both orally and in a written scientific report. 

Please see Absalon course page.

BSc in Geology-Geoscience or equivalent.
The form of teaching is a combination of lectures, exercises, workshops, and possibly field work. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, Ongoing preparation throughout the course
Oral examination, 20 minutes
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.
Aid
Without aids

The oral examination is without aids.

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Re-exam

Re-submission of written assignment, 20 minutes oral examination. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.

Criteria for exam assesment

Please see learning outcome.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Project work
  • 86
  • Preparation
  • 85
  • Total
  • 206