TGB4170 - Diagenesis/Reservoir Quality


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

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

Physical and chemical changes in sediments from the depositional environment to deep burial at 5-6 km depth. The primary emphasis is on processes leading to preservation, destruction and regeneration of porosity in possible reservoir rocks for hydrocarbons. Factors that control destruction or preservation of porosity. Siliciclastic sediments and carbonates will be presented. Interpretation of "cases". Compulsory exercises include study of texture and mineralogy of sandstones and limestones by light microscopy, electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, and interpretation of different data to assess the degree of diagenesis and reservoir quality. Some of the exercises will be review and presentations of selected articles.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student will acquire knowledge of sandstone petrography and diagenesis and obtain an overview of main diagenetic processes and minerals that influence reservoir properties.

Skills: The student will obtain laboratory experience in describing and evaluating reservoir rocks from the continental shelf. The student will gain experience in scientific presentation.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and obligatory laboratory exercises. Obligatory colloquium where each student gives a presentation of a selected topic. The teaching is in English if international students participate.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises and colloquium

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

Articles and handouts, power point presentations.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIG0527 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

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
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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