UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

GEOS4418 Basin Analysis Techniques

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content The analysis of sedimentary basin fills is typically undertaken to interpret Earth history and/or for the exploration of basin-hosted resources such as petroleum reservoirs, groundwater aquifers and mineral deposits. This unit takes a basin-scale to regional approach to analysing basin fills through application of established sedimentological-stratigraphic and geophysical techniques. Emphasis is placed on development of practical skills and on integration of geological and geophysical data.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of geological and geophysical techniques relevant to the analysis of sedimentary basins; and (2) apply these techniques to solve problems related to understanding basin history and exploration for basin-hosted resources.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) practical exercises; (2) a small project report; and (3) a theory/practical test. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Annette George
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Geoscience (72550)
Advisable prior study: EART3344 Basin Analysis or equivalents
Incompatibility: EART3344 Basin Analysis
Contact hours workshops: 2 x 2 hours per week

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