2023-2024 / SDOC0052-1

Carbonated environments of petrology and basin analysis


5h Th, 16h FW, 5h Pr

Number of credits

 Doctoral training in sciences (BMCB)3 crédits 


Frédéric Boulvain

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Detailed analyse of case studies from Palaeozoic carbonates. Each example is studied on the field and by thin section analyses.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To be able to integrate field studies, sedimentary petrography and sequence stratigraphy for analyzing a carbonate system.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Sedimentary petrology, basin analyse.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, fieldtrips and petrography (thin sections analyses). Research report.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

F. Boulvain, 2010. Pétrologie sédimentaire: des roches aux processus. Ellipses, Paris, 259 pp.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Research report.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


F. Boulvain Pétrologie sédimentaire, Bât. B20, 4000 Liège 1 (Sart Tilman) Tél. : 04/366.22.52 - e-mail : fboulvain@ulg.ac.be Secrétariat: Mme J. Schmetz, Tél. : 04/366.22.51 - e-mail:  joelle.schmetz@ulg.ac.be

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