Autumn. Intensive course. Limited capacity
Objectives and Content
The goal of the course is to introduce the students to sequence stratigraphy and show how sequence stratigraphy can be applied to better understand how sedimentary successions are structured in a temporal-spatial perspective and which controls play part in this structure.
Within the course basic concepts, principles and methods in sequence stratigraphy are presented, including how sequences can be subdivided into genetic units and which processes controls the sequence development through time. The principles are illustrated with examples and students will practice the methods on cores from the Norwegian Shelf.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
The student shall
- acquire basic knowledge about sequence stratigraphic concepts and methods for both siliciclastic and carbonate rocks
- explain the formation of key discontinuity surfaces and break down sedimentary successions into sequences
- know the processes behind, and the effects of sea-level changes, tectonics and sediment supply on the build-up of stratigraphic successions
The student can
- describe and analyze a sedimentary successions with focus on interpretation of sedimentary environments and sequence stratigraphy
- identify genetically related units and their intervening discontinuity surfaces
- assess which controls are instrumental for the stacking and geometry of sedimentary sequences
The student can
- use the above knowledge and skills in practical work tasks related to reservoir characterization and basin fill evaluation
Required Previous Knowledge
GEOV107 and bachelor in geology or equivalent
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to a master¿s programme of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences http://www.uib.no/matnat/52646/opptak-ved-mn-fakultetet
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching is given as lectures (2 hours per week), exercises (1-2 hours per week) and work in core laboratory (4 days).
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Compulsory exercises, compulsory work in core laboratory. One compulsory exercise (seismic-exercise) and report from work in core laboratory will be evaluated and have to be passed to register for exam. These are valid for two subsequent semesters.
Forms of Assessment
Written exam (4 hours) 60% of total grade, compulsory exercise 20% of total grade, report from work in core laboratory 20% of total grade.
All exam parts must be passed with the grade E or better to get final assessment in the course.
Digital exam, please visit: http://www.uib.no/en/student/87471/digital-assessment-students
Examination Support Material
All calculators, according to the faculty regulations
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Examination both spring semester and autumn semester. In semesters without teaching the written examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester.
The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester.
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
The course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB, or you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Faculty for Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Earth Science has the administrative responsibility for the course and program
The student coordinator can be contacted here:
Tlf 55 58 35 19
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 28.02.2018, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Solheimsgt. 18 (Administrasjonsbygget), Eksamenslokale 4. etg.