GEO4270 – Integrated basin analysis and prospect evaluation

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

  • Integration of different disciplines/data types (seismic, well data)
  • Definition of main problems (basin/reservoir)
  • Examples/exercises affiliated with field/seismics
  • Use of modern tools (interpretation/visualization)
  • Quantative analysis (basin modelling)

Learning outcome

Knowledge aims:

  • Integrate geological and geophysical data in different scales (basin, field/prospect and reservoir) and build models that will be used in numerical modeling
  • Acquire knowledge on the basic principles, possibilities and limits related to different modeling tools (basin modeling, reservoir modeling)
  • Be able to use modeling results to illustrate important geological processes related to basin formation and evolution together with maturation and migration of oil and gas
  • Identify potential traps/reservoirs that may contain oil/gas and use both seismic and well data to construct a reservoir model

Level of skills:

  • Master basic principles and techniques related to numerical modeling
  • Get insight into standard workflows for exploration used by the petroleum industry
  • Integrate and discuss own results, published data and research results by means of a written report and an oral presentation


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Recommended previous knowledge

GEO4240 – Seismic Interpretation, GEO4250 – Reservoir Geology


Introductory lectures and projects focusing an acquiring practical skills, oral presentations and written reports.

Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Study administration, email address:



Final oral exam which counts 100% in grade.

Language of examination

In this course any written exam questions or assignment questions may be available in English only.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2018

The course was taught for the last time autumn 2018.


Autumn 2020

Autumn 2019

Autumn 2018

An examination in the course is offered (given passed tuition), last time autumn 2020.

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