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General information:
Name:
Sequence stratigraphy
Course of study:
2015/2016
Code:
BGG-2-210-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 interpret stratigraphic correlations and carry out their quality check. GG2A_K01 Test
M_K002 Student is able to co-operate within a group of specialists representing different disciplines of Earth Sciences. GG2A_K03 Test
Skills
M_U001 Student is capable for integrating sedimentological, core and well log data in order to perform chronostratigraphic correlation and to carry out stratigraphic breakdown of a sedimentary succession into depositional sequences. GG2A_U10, GG2A_U05, GG2A_U18, GG2A_U01 Test
M_U002 Student is capable for predicting the distribution of reservoir and seal rocks on the basis of own stratigraphic correlations and stratigraphic subdivisions. GG2A_U10, GG2A_U05, GG2A_U18, GG2A_U01 Test
Knowledge
M_W001 Student knows the range of crucial factors and processes controlling stratigraphic architecture in sedimentary basins. GG2A_W01 Test
M_W002 Student knows the methodology of sequence stratigraphy, its position among other stratigraphic classifications, and recognizes its significance for making powerful facies predictions in frontier areas. GG2A_W02, GG2A_W11 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 interpret stratigraphic correlations and carry out their quality check. - + - - - - - - - - -
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 for integrating sedimentological, core and well log data in order to perform chronostratigraphic correlation and to carry out stratigraphic breakdown of a sedimentary succession into depositional sequences. - + - - - - - - - - -
M_U002 Student is capable for predicting the distribution of reservoir and seal rocks on the basis of own stratigraphic correlations and stratigraphic subdivisions. - + - - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student knows the range of crucial factors and processes controlling stratigraphic architecture in sedimentary basins. + + - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student knows the methodology of sequence stratigraphy, its position among other stratigraphic classifications, and recognizes its significance for making powerful facies predictions in frontier areas. + + - - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

• Sources of sequence stratigraphy and its relationship to other, major stratigraphic nomenclature systems. Basic definitions, base level, accommodation space, relative sea level (3 h).
• Walther Law of facies succession, transgression, normal and forced regression. Stratigraphic architecture as the product of accommodation fluctuations and sedimentary flux (3 h) .
• Aspects of correlation – depositional strike and dip, diachronism, seismic clinoforms. Types of unconformities, their geological and seismic expressions, seismostratigraphic nomenclature (3 h).
• Parasequence, parasequence set, key stratigraphic surfaces, depositional systems tracts. Well log and seismic signatures of key correlation surfaces and systems tracts (3 h).
• Sequence typology, depositional, genetic and TR sequences. Hierarchy of relative sea-level cycles, time scale of depositional sequences (3 h).

Auditorium classes:

• Lithostratigraphic versus chronostratigraphic correlation of a well log section calibrated with lithofacies (3 h).
• Lateral persistence of reservoir units based on litho- and chronostratigraphic correlations of a well section callibrated with lithofacies (3 h).
• Construction of Wheeler’s chronostratigraphic chart (3 h).
• Identification of unconformities and key correlation surfaces on a seismic section (3 h).
• Well log correlation, picking-up of key surfaces and the definition of systems tracts and depositional sequences, facies prediction (3 h).

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 80 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 15 h
Participation in auditorium classes 15 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 38 h
Preparation for classes 10 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 ćwiczeń.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Znajomość podstaw stratygrafii i sedymentologii.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

• Catuneanu, O., 2006, Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy. Elsevier, 386 pp.
• Posamentier, H.W., Allen, G.P., 1999, Siliciclastic sequence stratigraphy: concepts and applications: SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology, v. 9, 210 pp.

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

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

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