UE Basin analysis

Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :


The goal of the course ‘Basin analysis’ is to understand the formation and evolution of sedimentary basins. It includes:
- Lectures on the various types of basins in their lithospheric setting (divergent, convergent, transform plate boundaries, intraplate basins).
- Lectures on their sedimentary systems, clastic and carbonate, source to sink processes, diagenesis and thermal evolution, and their implications for energy resources.
- Practical work on the interpretation of sedimentary cores and seismic lines.
Required level: Bachelor level in sedimentology, tectonics and lithospheric dynamics.
Teaching language: Half of the course is given in English, half in French or in English in case at least one student does not understand French.