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This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


GEO110 examines different types of sediment and sedimentary rocks, their genesis and deposition that are fundamental to the understanding of reservoir rocks. The purpose is to familiarise the students with basic concepts and geological processes that lead to the production of sedimentary rocks, such as sediment transport, deposition and diagenesis. Other topics include:
  • Introduction to stratigraphic principles
  • Examples of known hydrocarbon reservoirs in its geotectonic context

The course includes short optional geological field trips. Participation fees may be charged to cover transport expenses.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
  • Understanding sedimentological processes.
  • Identification of sedimentary rocks.
  • Understanding basic principles of stratigraphic methods.
  • Understanding of the relationship between orogenic processes (plate tectonics), climate and the production of sediment and reservoirs.
  • Background on sedimentology and petroleum geology that can be used as a basis for other areas in geology, engineering and economics
  • Have an understanding of the complexity of sedimentological processes related to basin-external parameters to explain the deposition of mineral resources and hydrocarbons

Skills:
  • Be able to identify, describe and interpret sedimentary rocks
  • Be able to select and use the most appropriate stratigraphic method to define sedimentary successions
  • Be able to apply basic sedimentological concepts for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons

General competence:
  • Communicate and explain sedimentological processes for the general public as well as in the hydrocarbon industry
  • Be able to evaluate the potential of hydrocarbon deposits and other deposits of economical value

Contents

GEO110 examines different types of sediment and sedimentary rocks, their genesis and deposition that are fundamental to the understanding of reservoir rocks. The purpose is to familiarise the students with basic concepts and geological processes that lead to the production of sediment, such as sediment transport, deposition and diagenesis. Other topics include:
  • Introduction to stratigraphic principles
  • Examples of known hydrocarbon reservoirs in its geotectonic context

The course includes a possibility of short, optional geological field trips. Participation fees may be charged to cover transport expenses.

Required prerequisite knowledge

One of the following alternatives:
  • GEO100 Geology, MAT100 Mathematical Methods 1
  • BIP330 Geology, ÅMA100 Mathematical methods 1

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Portfolio Assessment1/1 A - F
Evaluation consists of:
Portfolio evaluation: 100%:
  • Test 50%
  • 12 tasks 50%

The tasks include 10-11 submission tasks and 1-2 oral presentations. 1-2 of the submission tasks are tied to short excursions on walking or biking distance from campus.
All parts of the portfolio evaluation must be graded E or better to pass the course. If you fail a part of the portfolio evaluation, you must retake the whole portfolio evaluation the following year.
The course responsible sets the final grade.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Ingrid Carita Augustsson
Head of Department
Alejandro Escalona Varela

Method of work

The course includes lectures, laboratory practices, 1-2 mandatory excursions on walking or biking distance from campus, and up to 5 optional excursions.
  • 8 hours teaching per week.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Sedimentology and stratigraphy for Petroleum Engineers (BIP360_1) 5

Open to

Open for students in Bachelor in Petroleum Geoscience Engineering and Bachelor in Petroleum Engineering

Course assessment

Standard UiS protocol

Literature

Recommended:
1. Nichols, G., 2009. Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 419 pp. Other general sedimentology books also are acceptable.
2a. Lysholm, S., 2011. Introduction to Petroleum Geology, Norwegian Petroleum Academy AS, 296 pp.
2b. Gluyas J. & Swarbrick R., 2004. Petroleum Geoscience. Blackwell Publishing, 359 pp.
2a OR 2b is recommended, not both.


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 26.06.2019