Facies Analysis

A.Y. 2017/2018
Lesson for
6
Max ECTS
52
Overall hours
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The laboratory activities, field activities and examples of case studies from the petroleum industry will provide students with the fundamental knowledge to apply what learned.
Students will acquire the knowledge to understand depositional processes, depositional environments, facies types and how they varied through time and space. Students will develop skills to describe and interpret sedimentary rocks and link them to the environment of deposition that can be applied in various fields of the Earth Sciences.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Field activity: 12 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
Syllabus
Facies Analysis
The course focuses on the description an interpretation of physical processes controlling the formation of sedimentary rocks (weathering, erosion, transport, deposition and lithification). Attention will be paid to sedimentation in different depositional environments (marine and continental). Definition and operative use of facies and facies classifications in Sedimentary Geology.
The course consist of class work and field excursions.
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi