541-3000/02 – Geology of Petroleum Deposits (GLU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SKU41 prof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course is devoted to basic concepts in the development of sedimentary basins, their hydrocarbon potential, development in time with the organic matter burial during diagenesis and subsequent migration of hydrocarbons into natural reservoirs.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


Petroleum geology is the study of origin, occurrence, movement, accumulation, and exploration of hydrocarbon fuels. It refers to the specific set of geological disciplines that are applied to the search for hydrocarbons (oil exploration).

Compulsory literature:

BJORLYKKE K.: Petroleum Geoscience, From Sedimentary Environments to Rock Physics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2011. SELLEY R., SONNENBERG S.: Elements of Petroleum Geology, Academic Press, 2014. TROYEE D.: Sediment Compaction and Applications in Petroleum Geoscience, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019. NICHOLS G.: Stratigraphy and Sedimentology. Blackwell Publishing, 1999.

Recommended literature:

BJORLYKKE K.: Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 1989. EINSELE G.: Sedimentary Basins, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 1992. PERRY C., TAYLOR K.: Environmental Sedimentology Blackwell Publishing, 2007. TURCKER M.U.: Sedimentary Rocks ind the Field. Wiley New York, 1993.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Písemná příprava, odborná diskuze.


Other requirements

Students demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge in understanding the development of sediment accumulations that are related to the occurrence of hydrocarbons. They will understand the relationships between the genesis of sedimentary basins, the rate of sediment accumulation. The aim is to show the basics of classification of sedimentary basins and methods of their study. Attention is also paid to the practical application of basin analysis, especially when searching for natural gas and oil deposits.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic characteristics and definitions. 2. Methods of study of sedimentary basins. 3. Sedimentary basins classification. 4. Mechanism of basins formation. 5. Stratigraphy - principles and applications. 6. Sequence stratigraphy. 7. Stratigraphic chart. 8. Composition and diagenesis of sedimentary rocks. 9. Source rocks. 10. Geothermal-thermal history of sedimentary basins. 11. Products of diagenetic and catagenic transformation. 12. Hydrocarbon migration. 13. Basin analysis. 14. Unconventional sources: Oil Shales, Shale Gas, Methane Hydrates.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering LG P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0724A290004) Petroleum Engineering LG K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0724A290005) Petroleum Engineering LG P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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