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Structural Styles GEO510

Based on the concept of structural styles, this course provides an overview of hydrocarbon-bearing structural assemblages in extensional, contractional, strike-slip, salt tectonics and shale tectonics settings, and the techniques used to interpret them and unravel their evolution.


Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts
Course code

GEO510

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Autumn

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Autumn

Language of instruction

English

Offered by

Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources

Learning outcome

Knowledge:

After completing the course, the student should know:

  • The structural styles formed in extensional, compressional, strike-slip, salt tectonics and shale tectonics settings.
  • The structural geology methods used to quality control structural interpretations and reconstruct the evolution of tectonic structures.

Skills:

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Interpret tectonic structures in extensional, contractional, strike-slip, salt tectonics and shale tectonics settings.
  • Use structural geology techniques to quality control structural interpretations, fill the unknown space, and reconstruct the evolution of structures.

General competence:

After completing the course, the student should be able to communicate:

  • The importance of tectonic structures for the petroleum system of sedimentary basins.
  • The impact of tectonic structures in petroleum exploration and production.
  • The value and uncertainty of structural interpretations.
Content
  • Geodynamics and the formation of mountains and basins.
  • Structural styles in extensional, contractional, strike-slip, salt tectonics and shale tectonics settings.
  • Interpretation and reconstruction of structural assemblages.
  • Restoration of structural assemblages.
  • Risk evaluation of structural traps.
Required prerequisite knowledge
None
Exam
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Portfolio evaluation 1/1 1 Semesters A - F All.

The portfolio assessment consists of:
• Lab reports throughout the semester with a weight of 50 % for the final result.
• 1 mid-term home assignment with a weight of 25 % for the final result.
• 1 home assignment at the end of the semester with a weight of 25 % for the final result.

A detailed plan of the course activities will be given by the instructor at the beginning of the course.The grade of the Portfolio is not given until all the reports have been assessed and the folder as a Whole graded. For the Portfolio, there are no resit possibilities.

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Nestor Fernando Cardozo Diaz
Contact person: Siri Gloppen Gjersdal
Course coordinator: Nestor Fernando Cardozo Diaz
Head of Department: Alejandro Escalona Varela
Method of work

Lectures: 4 hours per week.

Laboratory: 2 hours per week.

Open for
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology Petroleum Geosciences Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Course assessment
Standard UiS procedure.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Structural styles and basin analysis (MPG160) 10
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