Courses

Training on geologic research methods through an integrated field and laboratory study of an area or topic chosen by the student and his supervisor. (Three day field trip)
Latest developments, chronologic and chronostratigraphic records, principles and applications of correlation.  Stratigraphic maps, biostratigraphy, lithofacies changes. Correlation in important sedimentary basins. Field applications.
Physical properties of oil, gas and connate water – porosity and permeability and the effect of diagenesis – origin, migration and accumulation of oil – oil traps and seals – drilling methods - oil exploration – formation evaluation – chemistry and...
The objective of this course is to give the postgraduate student an over view about weathering and erosion and their types as well as their controlling factors. Also, the different methods of how to calculate and estimate the rate of sedimentation...
This Course is intended to provide some advice to the student on how to write good reports or topics on different aspects of geology. - Demonstrate the ability to present scientific materials.
Introduction in paleoecology – Principle environments – Diversity – Marine ecosystem – Environments index from the preservation- Homology – Structure index – Sedimentary index - General shape of organisms – Geographical distribution – Reef...
The nature and classification of environments – comparison with living representatives –evidence of biological activity and associated sediments – lateral and vertical variations – geographical distribution of assemblages – trace fossils –...
Grain morphologies and statistical distribution of grain size – classification of sedimentary rocks - mineral composition of detrital rocks and its relationship to the tectonic setting – diagenesis – carbonate rocks and evaporites – phosphorites –...
Primary constituents of calcium carbonate sediments and their mineralogical composition. Classification of carbonate rocks and petrographic properties of limestones. Identification of carbonate minerals by staining methods. Diagenesis of carbonate...
Using terms and expressions in their proper geologic context – Organizing data - Stratigraphic and geographic names - Maps and drawings – References and appendices – Training on selected local examples.