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GEO210_1

Structural Geology

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


Main topics:
  • Geometry
  • Strain
  • Stress
  • Rheology
  • Faults
  • Folds and minor structures
  • Extensional, contractional and strike-slip fault regimes

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
  • To know the basic topics of structural geology: Geometry, Deformation, Stress, Rheology, and tectonic structures such as faults and folds

Skills:
  • To be able to interpret tectonic structures
  • To be able to analyze tectonic structures
  • To understand the processes that formed tectonic structures

General Competence:
  • To have an understanding of tectonic structures and how they influence petroleum systems

Contents

Main topics include:
  • Geometry
  • Deformation and Strain
  • Stress
  • Rheology
  • Faults, folds and minor structures
  • Extensional, contractional and strike-slip fault regimes

Required prerequisite knowledge

One of the following alternatives:
  • GEO100 Geology, MAT100 Mathematical Methods 1
  • BIP330 Geology, ÅMA100 Mathematical methods 1

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Portfolio Assessment1/1 A - F
Portfolio assessment consists of:
  • A test in the middle of the semester, which makes up 25%. Aids: All, except books, PC, tablet, or smart telephone
  • A test at the end of the semester, which makes up 25%. Aids: All, except books, PC, tablet, or smart telephone
  • Laboratory exercises which make up 50%

The grade is based on the total of this portfolio. The teacher assigns the final grade.
Detailed activity plan will be provided by the course leader at the start. There is no final exam for this course. If a student fails the course or want to improve their grade, s/he must take the course over again.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Nestor Fernando Cardozo Diaz
Head of Department
Alejandro Escalona Varela

Method of work

Lectures: 2 x 2 hours a week. Laboratories: 2 hours per week. Participation in the laboratories is required.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Structural Geology for Petroleum Engineers (BIP370_1) 5

Open to

Geosciences Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology

Course assessment

Standard UiS routines

Literature

Two books:
Fossen, H. 2016. Structural Geology, 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press.
Ragan, D.M. 2009. Structural Geology: An Introduction to Geometrical Techniques. Fourth Edition. Cambridge University Press.
And: Chapters from other structural geology books (Marshak and Mitra, Allmendinger et al., and Ramsay)


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 13.11.2019

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