Basin Analysis

Course code GEOS3150Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

This one-semester course introduces the topic of Basin Analysis concentrating on core logging seismic and wireline logging techniques and the sequence stratigraphy approach to basin fill.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory component in the course outline provided by the school.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesDuring this course students learn
a. to interpret a seismic record
b. to interpret nuclear, electrical, velocity and density well logs
c. to apply the seismic stratigraphic technique to seismic reflection profiles
d. to use the techniques of sequence stratigraphy
e. to classify sedimentary basins
f. how basins form on passive margins
g. to interpret the structural style in extensional basins
h. to explore for some hydrocarbon reservoirs
ContentGEOS3150 provides a practical, hands-on approach to basin analysis. An overview of basin analysis is presented through basin classification and in-depth study of the local Sydney Basin and adjacent New England fold belt including two field trips. Methods appropriate for basin analysis are provided in the form of core-logging skills, wireline log analysis and seismic interpretation, often using multiple methods on the same stratigraphic interval. These methods are integrated to develop a comprehensive approach to basin stratigraphy, with applications to hydrocarbon exploration.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeGEOS2200 (Students who have not successfully completed GEOS2200 will have difficulty passing GEOS3150)
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalExamination at end of semester
Laboratory ExercisesWeekly laboratory practical work
ReportsResearch report as stated in course outline
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Field Study: for 16 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory fieldwork induction.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for GEOS3150