- Relate sequence stratigraphy to basin architecture and base level cycles
- Appraise sequences and system tracts on seismic data and well logs for use in predicting reservoir, source and seal variations and identifying stratigraphic trapping potential in different basins.
- Use sequence stratigraphic concepts for potential petroleum systems
- Assemble chronostratigraphic charts to describe stratigraphic evolution, making use of concepts and techniques which utilise marine/coastal onlap patterns, transgressive and regressive cycles and the recognition/prediction of depositional facies changes.
- Perform predictive sequence stratigraphy: the Exxon model and variants, relative sea-level changes, sequence boundaries maximum flooding surfaces, systems tracts etc. in both clastic and carbonate systems
Sequence stratigraphy, based on sedimentary response to changes in relative sea level gives the student a powerful new predictive tool for regional basin analysis, shelf to basin correlation, and reservoir heterogeneity. Perhaps most importantly, sequence stratigraphy gives the geoscientist a superior framework for the integration of geologic, geophysical, and petrophysical expertise.
Required prerequisite knowledge
|10 written reports||2/5|
One written exam counts for 60% of the total grade.
Method of work
8-10 written reports
Sist oppdatert: 24.08.2019