GEOS4418 Basin Analysis Techniques

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
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. 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.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of geological and geophysical techniques relevant to the analysis of sedimentary basins; (2) apply these techniques to solve problems related to understanding basin history and exploration for basin-hosted resources; and (3) communicate interpretation of geoscientific data via graphical summaries and written reports.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment; (2) practical exercises; and (3) project reports. 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) or enrolment in the Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540)
Advisable prior study:
GEOS4412 Petroleum Systems or equivalent
Incompatibility:
EART3344 Basin Analysis
Contact hours
workshops: 1 x 2 hours and 1 x 3 hours per week
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