University of Calgary

GLGY 579 - Basin Analysis - Winter 2024

Origin of basin subsidence, basin fills and petroleum systems. Basins in their geodynamic environment. Physical state of the lithosphere. Basins due to lithospheric stretching, flexure, and strike-slip deformation. Effects of mantle dynamics. Sediment provenance and routing system. Basin stratigraphy. Subsidence and thermal history. Petroleum basins from around the world.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Geology 381, 445, 493 and Geophysics 351.


  • Credit for Geology 579 and 595.05 will not be allowed.


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