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Unit 4: Basin Analysis I (6 L)

Introduction to the concept of Basin Analysis. Classification, Lateral variations. Sedimentary Basins:
Concept of sedimentation models, classification and development. Heat flow analysis, development
of petroleum system
Unit 5: Basin Analysis II (6 L)
Introduction to the Geology of Petroliferous Basins of India. Distribution of Petroleum in time and
space. Important world occurrences. Geology of Deepwater Deposits. Mapping subsurface structures,
Seismic and sequence stratigraphy, use of modelling in hydrocarbon generation and exploration.
Unit 6: Well Site Geology: (6 L)
Subsurface data sources. Principles of subsurface geology. Introduction to production geology

Unit 4: Basin Analysis I:

1) How plate tectonics can be related to basin classification?
2) Give detailed classification of Sedimentary Basins by Klemme.
3) Describe fundamental types of Petroliferous basins with a sketch.
4) Establish relations between basin type and hydrocarbon richness.
5) Write a detailed note on transgressive and regressive cycle in relation to generation,
migration and accumulation of petroleum.
6) Describe flood plain (fluvial) environment of deposition.
7) Describe important marine environments of deposition with a sketch.
8) Distinguish between sedimentation and sediment accumulation.
9) Explain the concept of base level in marine environment.
10) Explain transgression and regression phenomenon with the help of a sketch.
11) What are the three components of continental margins?
12) Describe in brief generalized model of a depositional basin with the help of a sketch.
13) What is abnormal pressure? How does it result?
14) What are continental slopes?
15) Give characteristics of organic sedimentation of the slope of the Continental shelf.
16) What are growth faults and growth anticlines?
17) How are growth faults related to petroleum accumulation?
18) How are reservoir rocks formed?

Unit 5: Basin Analysis II

1) Describe the generalized geology of ------------------------ petroliferous basin (in India)
with the help of a sketch map and stratigraphic table. What are the source, reservoir, and
cap rocks?
2) Give three important world occurences of hydrocarbons.
3) Give a brief history of oil production. ((a) in World; (b) in India).
4) Explain the concept of ‘Petroleum System’.

Unit 6: Well Site Geology:

1) Write a note on palynomorphs.
2) Explain how size of reservoirs is calculated.
3) Describe important duties of a geologist at well site.
4) Write a note on G T O.
5) Describe in brief how examination of drill cuttings is carried out.
6) Draw symbols to show different types of wells.
7) What are structure contour maps? How are they prepared? How are they useful in
understanding subsurface geology of the area?
8) Write short notes on: Fluorescence.