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General information:
Name:
Facies analysis
Course of study:
2015/2016
Code:
BGG-2-209-GN-s
Faculty of:
Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Petroleum Geology
Field of study:
Mining and Geology
Semester:
2
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
prof. dr hab. Porębski Szczepan (spor@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
prof. dr hab. Porębski Szczepan (spor@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Student is able to erect descriptive and genetic facies framework as an entry data for allostratigraphic and sequences stratigraphic interpretations. GG2A_K01, GG2A_K02 Test
M_K002 Student is able to co-operate within a group of specialists representing different disciplines of Earth Sciences. GG2A_K03, GG2A_K01 Presentation
Skills
M_U001 Student is capable to apply a proper methodology to core, outcrop and well log data in order to recognize lithofacies, facies, facies associations, facies successions and unconformities, and to collectively interpret them in terms of depositional system shifts in time and space. GG2A_U05, GG2A_U15, GG2A_U13 Test
M_U002 Student is capable to analyze vertical facies successions in in order to make justified facies predictions, in particular of reservoir and seal facies, in frontier areas. GG2A_U05, GG2A_U15, GG2A_U13 Test
Knowledge
M_W001 Student knows the range of processes and products of deposition in moderns sedimentary environments. GG2A_W01 Test
M_W002 Student knows the range of diagnostic features allowing for the distinction of depositional systems in the ancient record. GG2A_W05, GG2A_W01 Test
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Student is able to erect descriptive and genetic facies framework as an entry data for allostratigraphic and sequences stratigraphic interpretations. + - - - - - - - - - -
M_K002 Student is able to co-operate within a group of specialists representing different disciplines of Earth Sciences. - - - - - + - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student is capable to apply a proper methodology to core, outcrop and well log data in order to recognize lithofacies, facies, facies associations, facies successions and unconformities, and to collectively interpret them in terms of depositional system shifts in time and space. + - - - - - - - - - -
M_U002 Student is capable to analyze vertical facies successions in in order to make justified facies predictions, in particular of reservoir and seal facies, in frontier areas. + - - - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student knows the range of processes and products of deposition in moderns sedimentary environments. + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student knows the range of diagnostic features allowing for the distinction of depositional systems in the ancient record. - - - - - + - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

LECTURES

• Outline of methodology and aims of facies analysis, in particular in exploration for fossil fuels. Facies analysis as a basic tool for creating input data for larger-scale stratigraphic interpretations (2 h)
• Basic definitions: lithofacies and facies associations in classical and modern usages. Standard and local facies models; methods of facies breakdown (1 h).
• Walther Law, range of applicability. Role of unconformities in facies successions. Types of unconformities, criteria of recognition in geological and seismic record (2 h).
• Diachronizm, facies gradient, depositional dip and strike. Accommodation space and relative base level, their role in creating facies successions and facies shifts (2 h).
• Transgression, regression, major controls on facies belt migration. Allo- and autogenic facies shifts (2 h).
• Parasequence, parasequence set, vertical and lateral accretion, main types of stratigraphic facies successions (1 h).
• Modern depositional systems (aeolian, lacustrine, alluvial fan, fluvial, deltaic, shelf, slope and deep-basin, carbonate-platform systems); criteria for recognition in the ancient record (4 h).
• Role of facies analysis in exploration for oil and gas resources (1 h).

Seminar classes:

SEMINARS

Based upon literature data, each student will deliver a 15-minute presentation outlining the facies model and criteria of recognition of a particular depositional system, or a part of such system.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 82 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 15 h
Participation in seminar classes 15 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 30 h
Preparation for classes 20 h
Examination or Final test 2 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Średnia ocena z kolokwium obejmującego zakres wykładów oraz z zaliczenia seminarium.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Znajomość podstaw stratygrafii i sedymentologii.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

• Gradziński R., Kostecka A., Radomski, A., Unrug R., 1986. Zarys sedymentologii. Wyd. Geol. Warszawa. 614 pp.
• Reading, H.G., (Ed.), 1996. Sedimentary Environments: Processes, Facies and Stratigraphy. Blackwell, Oxford, p. 154-231.

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

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