Postgraduate course

Sequence Stratigraphy

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeGEOV361
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish if English-speaking students attend the seminars, otherwise Norwegian
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction

Autumn. Intensive course. Limited capacity 

Objectives and Content

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to basic terms, concepts and methods in sequence stratigraphy, including how sedimentary successions can be subdivided into genetic units and which processes control sequence development through time. The principles will be illustrated by the use of examples, and the students will apply the methods on cores from the Norwegian shelf.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course GEOV361 the students should be able to:

- demonstrate basic knowledge of sequence stratigraphic concepts and methods both for carbonate and siliciclastic rocks

- describe and analyse a sedimentary succession with focus on interpretation of depositional environment and sequence stratigraphy, including the identification of genetically related units and their intervening discontinuity surfaces

- evaluate which control mechanisms are responsible for stacking patterns and geometry of sedimentary successions

Required Previous Knowledge

GEOV107 and bachelor in geology or equivalent

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Seminars and course in core description

Forms of Assessment

4 hours written exam.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline