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GP6057 - 盆地分析 (Basin Analysis)

Basin analysis is the integrated study of sedimentary basins as geodynamic entities. This course introduces the processes of mantle, lithosphere, oceans, atmosphere, and land surface that coupled together to shape the basin geometry and its infilled stratigraphy. The application of basin analysis to petroleum exploration will be introduced.

Course Outline

SECTION 1 THE FOUNDATIONS OF SEDIMENTARY BASINS
Chapter 1: Basins in their plate tectonic environment
Chapter 2: The physical state of the lithosphere

SECTION 2 THE MECHANICS OF SEDIMENTARY BASIN FORMATION

Chapter 3: Basins due to lithospheric stretching
Chapter 4: Basins due to flexure
Chapter 5: Basins in subduction zones
Chapter 6: Basins associated with strike-slip deformation

SECTION 3 THE SEDIMENTARY BASIN-FILL

Chapter 7: The sediment routing system
Chapter 8: Basin stratigraphy
Chapter 9: Subsidence and thermal history

SECTION 4 APPLICATION TO PETROLEUM PLAY ASSESSMENT

Chapter 10: The petroleum play

 

References

Allen, P. A. & J. R. Allen, 2005, Basin analysis: principles & applications: Blackwell Science., Oxford, UK, 549 pp.

Busby, C. J. & R. V. Ingersoll, 1995, Tectonics of sedimentary basins: Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK, 579 pp.

Watts, A. B., 2001, Isostasy and flexure of the lithosphere: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 458 pp.

 

Course Schedule
Classes: 17 September ~ 5 November 2014
Midterm exam: 12 November 2014
Classes: 19 November 2014 ~7 January 2015
Final exam: 14 January 2015
Lecture hours: every Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:50 AM.
Grading
Midterm exam 45%
Final exam 45%
Assignments 10%

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