NIGK14021U Sedimentary Basins - Evolution, Environments and Resources (part 1)
MSc Programme in Geology-Geoscience
The aim of the course is to provide an overview of types of sedimentary basins set in a plate-tectonic framework, and to proceed from there in a series of steps to progressively smaller scale and higher degree of details. Throughout there will be a strong emphasis on explorational aspects for resources, such as hydrocarbons and groundwater. The main framework of basin analysis is introduced in the first block (1).
- Types of sedimentary basins set in a plate-tectonic framework
- explorational aspects for resources, such as hydrocarbons and groundwater, in sedimentary basins
- describe the types of sedimentary basins in a plate-tectonic framework, and to proceed from there in a series of steps to progressively smaller scale and higher degrees of detail
- describe the explorational aspects for hydrocarbons and groundwater
- make a professional-style oral presentation and write a short, concise report on a selected subject which can be directly used by a wide range of professionals.
- classify sedimentary basins within a plate tectonic framework
- describe and interpret the basin fill in a stratigraphic-tectonic framework
- explain the main elements in the analysis of the sedimentary source areas, including geology, provenance, sediment flux and drainage patterns
- identify, describe and interprete major depositional systems by correlation of outcrops, well logs and seismic profiles using seismic and sequence stratigraphy and seismic geomorphology
- identify and explain potential occurrences of economically important resources, notably hydrocarbons in the investigated basins
- undertake a synthesis of the formation, stratigraphical development and resources of a basin based on all available data
- give an oral presentation of this synthesis and present it in a short, concise report
Please see Absalon course page.
- Project work
- Theory exercises
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentOral examination, 20 minutesThe 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.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- External censorship
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see learning outcome.