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GEO510_1

Structural Styles

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


Based on the concept of structural styles, this course provides an overview of hydrocarbon-bearing structural assemblages in extensional, contractional and strike-slip settings, and the techniques used to interpret them and unravel their evolution.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
After completing the course, the student should know:
  • The structural styles formed in extensional, compressional and strike-slip settings.
  • The structural geology methods used to quality control structural interpretations, predict the unknown, and reconstruct the evolution of tectonic structures.

Skills:
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
  • Interpret tectonic structures in extensional, contractional and strike-slip settings.
  • Use structural geology techniques to quality control structural interpretations, fill the unknown space, and reconstruct the evolution of structures.

General competence:
After completing the course, the student should be able to communicate:
  • The importance of tectonic structures on the petroleum system of sedimentary basins.
  • The impact of tectonic structures in petroleum exploration and production.
  • The consistency, value and uncertainty of structural interpretations.

Contents

Content:
  • Plate tectonics and mechanisms for the formation of mountains and basins.
  • Structural styles in extensional, contractional and strike-slip settings.
  • Interpretation and reconstruction of structural assemblages.
  • Restoration of structural assemblages.
  • Risk evaluation of structural traps.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Portfolio evaluation1/1 A - F
Portfolio assessment consisting of:
  • Lab assignments counting 50% of total grade
  • Two written tests counting 50% of total grade

The final grade is based on the whole portfolio assessment. The instructor sets the grade at the end.
A detailed plan of the course activities will be given by the instructor at the beginning of the course. There is no final exam for this course. If a student fails the course or want to improve her/his grade, she/he needs to take the course again.

Course teacher(s)

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

Method of work

Lectures: 4 hours per week.
Laboratories: 2 hours per week.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Structural styles and basin analysis (MPG160_1) 10

Open to

Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Petroleum Geosciences Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme

Course assessment

Standard UiS procedure.

Literature

Articles will be assigned each week. A complete list of the articles will be provided in Canvas at the beginning of the semester.


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

Sist oppdatert: 15.11.2019

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