TGB4170 - Diagenesis/Reservoir Quality


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Physical and chemical changes in sediments from the depositional environment to deep burial. Factors that control destruction or preservation of porosity. Siliciclastic sediments and carbonates. Interpretation of "cases". Exercises include study of texture and mineralogi of sandstones and limestones by light microscopy, electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, and presentations of selected articles.

Learning outcome

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

- The student will obtain laboratory experience in describing and evaluating reservoir rocks from the continetal shelf.

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

Further on evaluation

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

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 8

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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