EASC 461:Basin Analysis


Introduction - scope, purpose and developments. Sedimentary basins. Regional and global stratigraphic cycles. Depositional systems and facies analysis. Data acquisition - measuring and recording surface and subsurface data. Data manipulation. Burial history. Selected case histories of sedimentary basins. Recognition of ancient sedimentary environments using a combination of wireline log responses, sedimentary structures and mineralogy. The construction of subsurface contour and facies maps, and isopach maps using borehole data.