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.
Semester tution start
Number of semesters
Language of instruction
Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources
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.
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.
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.
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
Form of assessment
A - F
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.