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Geoscience Applications (GEO906)

The course covers the collection, processing, and interpretation of geological data and how these are communicated and used in decision analysis.

Course description for study year 2022-2023. Please note that changes may occur.

Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters


Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction


The course covers selected basic topics within
  • Sequence stratigraphy and depositional systems
  • Structural geology
  • Petrography and geochemistry
  • Exploratory geophysics and petrophysics
  • Subsurface interpretation
  • Geostatistics and decision analysis
  • Construction of geomodels
Learning outcome
After having completed the course, the candidate should be able to understand the basic terms in the most important areas within petroleum geoscience- and understand how these are applied in research. Students should have a thorough understanding of how geological data is collected, processed, and interpreted, in order to make decisions about the exploration of- and utilization of hydrocarbons.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Oral presentation 1/1 45 Minutes Passed / Not Passed All

In agreement with the student, the supervisor of the PhD defines the topic at the beginning of the course. The oral presentation may be official or unofficial (with or without audience).

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Lisa Jean Watson
Course coordinator: Alejandro Escalona Varela
Head of Department: Alejandro Escalona Varela
Method of work

During the academic year, the students should attend lectures covering the course topics and/or find literature relevant for the course content.  


Open for
Technology and Natural Science - PhD programme
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