Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (GEO110)
GEO110 examines different depositional environments, and 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. The course also gives an introduction to stratigraphic principles and methods.
The course includes one mandatory week-long field trip and several short optional geological field trips. Participation fees may be charged to cover transport expenses for the optional trips.
Course description for study year 2022-2023
Semester tution start
Number of semesters
Language of instruction
- Sedimentary processes
- Depositional environments and sedimentary basins
- Sediment properties
- Rock classifications and structure classifications
- Stratigraphic principles and methods
- Interpretation of sedimentary and stratigraphic information
- Geological mapping
- Understanding sedimentological processes in different depositional environments.
- Identification of sedimentary rocks and structures.
- Understanding basic principles for stratigraphic methods.
- Understanding of the relationship between orogenic processes (plate tectonics), climate and the production of sediment and reservoirs.
- Background on sedimentology and stratigraphy that can be used as a basis for other fields in geology, engineering and economics, for instance related to petroleum and other reservoirs.
- Have an understanding of the complexity of sedimentological processes related to basin-external parameters to explain the deposition of mineral resources and hydrocarbons.
- Be able to identify, describe and interpret sedimentary rocks and structures therein.
- Be able to select and use the most appropriate stratigraphic methods to define and correlate sedimentary successions.
- Be able to apply basic sedimentological concepts for the exploration and use of reservoirs.
- Communicate and explain sedimentological processes for the general public as well as in the energy industry.
- Be able to evaluate the potential of hydrocarbon deposits and other deposits of economical value.
Required prerequisite knowledge
GEO100 Earth, Energy and Climate
Assignments and oral presentation
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Assignment 1||2/5||1 Weeks||Letter grades||All|
|Assignment 2||2/5||1 Weeks||Letter grades||All|
|Oral presentation||1/5||30 Minutes||Letter grades||All|
A detailed activity plan for the course will be handed out at semester start.The course has a continuous assessment. Assignment resits are only available during the normal running of the course. All parts must be passed in order to pass the course.
Course coordinator:Ingrid Carita Augustsson
Study Program Director:Lisa Jean Watson
Programme coordinator:Karina Sanni
Head of Department:Alejandro Escalona Varela
Method of work
- 8 hours teaching per week plus excursions.
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