TGB4135 - Basin Analysis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Formation of sedimentary basins in different tectonic environments; mechanisms for basin formation and parameters that control subsidence, sedimentary architecture and thermal history.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The students will learn abut different basin types in a plate tectonic framework and simple physical principles behind basin formation. They will learn about the relationship between fundamental processes such as extension of the lithosphere, subsidence and sedimentation and be able to discuss tectonically controlled sedimentation in different environments. Relations between the evolution of faults and the erosion, transport and deposition of sediments are central topics. Further, the students should be able to discuss subsidence and thermal history for a sedimentary basin based on different types of data.

Skills: Students will be able to discuss basin evolution in terms of tectonic and other controlling mechanisms and use simple software to model aspects of the basin evolution.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, compulsory exercises. Lectures are held in English if international master students attend. Student's evaluation of the course via reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. If there is a re-sit examinaton, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

P.A. Allen & J.R. Allen: Basin Analysis, Principles and Applications, Blackwell Scientific Publications. Selected scientific publications. Lecture slides (pdf).

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIG0515 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
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