541-3003/02 – Micropaleontology in Petroleum Industry (MNP)

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
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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

Students will learn about the various groups of microfossils, morphology and use. They are able to analyze the suitability of the methods used for a particular material and purpose.

Teaching methods



The aim is to acquire knowledge about groups of microfossils used in the oil industry, possibilities of their use in stratigraphy, evaluation of hydrocarbon potential and in palaeoecological analyzes.

Compulsory literature:

BILAL U. HAQ, ANNE BOERSMA. Introduction to Marine Micropaleontology. Elsevier Science, 1998. JANSONIUS J. Palynology: principles and application. AASP, Salt Lake City, 1996. TYSON R. Sedimentary Organic Matter, Organic facies and palynofacies. Springer, Netherlands, 1995. MARTIN R.E. Environmental Micropaleontology. Springer-Verlag, New York, 2012.

Recommended literature:

ARMSTRONG H.A. Microfossils. Wiley-Blackwell, 2005. BEAUDOIN A. B.; M. J. HEAD, The Palynology and Micropalaeontology of Boundaries. Geological Society of London, 2004. MARTIN, R.E. Environmental Micropaleontology. Springer-Verlag, New York, 2012. TRAVERSE A. Paleopalynology. Springer Netherlands, 2007.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Samostatná práce na cvičeních, písemný test, ústní zkouška


Other requirements

Individual work on exercises.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Micropaleontology - introduction 2. Algae with inorganic wall 3. Algae with organic wall 4. Akritarchs and chitinozoans 5. Foraminifera 6. Pollen and spores 7. Palynology 8. Palynofacies 9. Palynofacial analysis 10. Methods of determination of thermal conversion of organic matter 11. Kerogen - origin, classification 12. Micropaleontology in oil industry 13. Micropaleontology and stratigraphy 14. Other methods of study of organic facies. OAE - Oceanic anoxic events

Conditions for subject completion

Full-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
2022/2023 (B0724A290005) Petroleum Engineering P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2021/2022 (B0724A290005) Petroleum Engineering P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (B0724A290005) Petroleum Engineering P English Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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