EA3650 - Sedimentary Environments and Energy Resources
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
This subject presents a comprehensive overview of sedimentary environments and their
significance for the formation of energy resources. Emphasis will be placed on understanding
the context between sedimentary environments, stratigraphy and diagenesis for the
formation and emplacement of coal, gas and liquid hydrocarbons. The subject includes
a discourse through geological time to study past environments based on outcrops,
core logs and seismic analysis.
- an understanding of the processes required for the formation of energy resources;
- a critical appreciation of the importance of the formation of energy resources;
- an understanding of global environmental change and its significance for our modern
- a knowledge of the sedimentary basins and the tectonic controls on basin location
- a knowledge of energy resources including liquid hydrocarbons, coal and conventional
and coal-bed methane.
- end of semester exam (40%)
- quizzes or tests (10%)
- field reports (10%)
- practicals and presentations (40%).
||AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 2 SUBJECTS INCLUDING EA2110
|EA3620 EA5620 EA5650
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Assoc. Professor Eric Roberts
||Assoc. Professor Eric Roberts, Dr James Daniell.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 39 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest