EART3344 Basin Analysis

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Geology major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
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. The unit includes an introduction to the petroleum system. Emphasis is placed on development of practical skills and on integration of geological and geophysical data and communication of interpretations.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of geological and geophysical concepts techniques relevant to the analysis of sedimentary basins; (2) apply relevant techniques to solve problems related to interpreting basin development and evolution; (3) demonstrate ability to undertake team-based project work to solve problems related to basin history and exploration for basin-hosted resources; and (4) communicate interpretation of geoscientific data via graphical summaries and written reports.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) practical exercises; (2) integrated project work; and (3) theory/practical examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Annette George
Unit rules
EART2231 Earth Materials
EART2234 Earth Processes
Advisable prior study:
EART2232 Field Geology
Contact hours
workshops: 2 x 2 hours per week
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