Petroleum Geoscience MSc Fieldwork
Wessex Basin Fieldtrip
The 6-day fieldtrip runs in week 2. The Wessex Basin fieldtrip consolidates the classroom-taught concepts of development geology and introduces the different elements of petroleum plays in an active hydrocarbon basin.
The 2-day fieldtrip forms part of the Faults and Fractures module. Students study limestones exposed along the foreshore and in the cliffs at Kilve, a superb location at which to study faulting and fracturing.
The 7-day trip focusses on a range of carbonate systems that are superbly exposed in the Oman Mountains and the Jebel Madar salt dome. Students explore outcrop analogues to the Precambrian source rocks and carbonate reservoirs of Oman and review the structural evolution of the region.
The 9-day fieldtrip to the Spanish Pyrenees investigates the evolution of the Southern Pyrenean foreland basins, following a transect from east to west parallel to the orogeny and focussing on the source-to-sink response of linked depositional systems to tectonics in a contractional setting.