GEOS5509 Sedimentary Basin Field Excursion

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit provides students with a UWA-guided field excursion to a major sedimentary basin in Western Australia, Australia or overseas during which students gain experience in field-based data collection, analysis and interpretation of sedimentological, stratigraphic, structural and other relevant data. Activities undertaken during the field excursion provide a major opportunity to examine paleo-environments and use sequence-stratigraphic concepts to establish key aspects of basin margin history. The post-fieldwork report provides an opportunity to interpret student's own field data and synthesise both in graphical and written form. In addition, students have the opportunity to evaluate petroleum system development with emphasis on reservoir geometry, architecture, heterogeneity and reservoir quality.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of basin filling processes and key concepts in the analysis of stratigraphic successions; (2) produce stratigraphic diagrams that summarise and integrate geoscientific data leading to a coherent interpretation, history or model; (3) use sedimentological-stratigraphic knowledge to evaluate resource potential as appropriate to the field location; and (4) demonstrate skills in scientific communication particularly through written work.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) field-based exercises and (2) individual field report. 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 Master of Geoscience (72550) or Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540) or Master of Science (thesis and coursework) (70630)
Advisable prior study:
GEOS4412 Petroleum Systems or GEOS5503 Advanced Petroleum Geoscience
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Field Trip (estimated cost - $1300).
Contact hours
workshops: 2-4 hours for up to 2 weeks; field trip: 5-10 days depending on location
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