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EA3650 - Sedimentary Environments and Energy Resources

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 energy resources;
  • a knowledge of the sedimentary basins and the tectonic controls on basin location and formation;
  • a knowledge of energy resources including liquid hydrocarbons, coal and conventional and coal-bed methane.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 2 SUBJECTS INCLUDING EA2110
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EA3620 EA5620 EA5650

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Eric Roberts
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Eric Roberts, Dr James Daniell.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours on-campus > Lectures
  • 39 hours on-campus > Practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (10%); field reports (10%); practicals and presentations (40%).

Note: 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 official information.