PETROGEO 7010 - Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience I

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019

PETROGEO 7010 is an integrated course of modules focusing on the interpretation of sedimentary rocks as hosts of conventional and unconventional petroleum resources using sedimentology, stratigraphy and well log analysis. Themes covered include reservoir controls in siliciclastic and carbonate depositional systems, facies analysis, petrology and diagenesis, and correlation of strata using a variety of stratigraphic techniques such as sequence stratigraphy and biostratigraphy. One module is on wireline log interpretation and includes aspects of drilling operations (onshore and offshore), mudlogging with sample analysis, and well testing

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PETROGEO 7010
    Course Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience I
    Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum & Energy Resources
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact This course will be taught in intensive format and students are expected to attend class each week day, between 9am and 5pm. Activities will include lectures, practicals, field trips.
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assessment Assessment includes coursework and an open-book assessment during exam period.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Kathryn Amos

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr Frank Rarity
    Sedimentology: Dr Frank Rarity
    Stratigraphy: Prof. Peter McCabe
    Wellsite Operations: Dr Mark Bunch
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1 Have advanced knowledge in petroleum geoscience disciplines of sedimentology, stratigraphy and well log analysis;
    2 Be able to analyse critically, evaluate and transform complex information in order to interpret data from ancient sedimentary sucessions;
    3 Be able to communicate their knowledge and understanding to specialist audiences.

    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency:

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1, 2
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1, 2
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    2, 3
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1, 3
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1, 3
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    2, 3
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course will be taught in intensive format, with modules scheduled during Semester 1. During the dates of this course, students are expected to attend class each week day, between 9am and 5pm. Activities will include lectures, practicals, field trips, research, individual and group work. Coursework activities to be completed outside of class time are a part of the expected student workload within this course.

    Course information and material will be provided through MyUni.

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Core Library graphic log and facies analysis 5 Individual Summative 27th March 1. 2. 3.
    Stratigraphy test 5 Individual Summative 1st April 1.
    Drilling Operations Assignment 10 Individual Summative 3rd April 1. 2. 3.
    Wireline Logging Assignment 10 Individual Summative 10th April 1. 2. 3.
    Siliciclastic Depositional Environments Assignment 15 Individual Summative 15th April 1. 2. 3.
    Carbonates oral presentation & Sandstone Petrology and Diagenesis in-class assignment 8 Individual Summative 13-22 May 1. 3.
    Stratigraphy Assignment 15 Individual Summative 6th June 1. 2. 3.
    Exam (wireline, biostrat, petrology and diagenesis) 32 Individual Summative Exam period 1. 2.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
    This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Late submission policy:
    Work will be marked without prejudice, and 10% of the obtained mark will be deducted for each 24 hour period (or part of) that an assessment task is late, up to a maximum penalty of 50% of the mark attained. An examiner may elect not to accept any assessment task that a student wants to submit after that task has been marked and feedback provided to the rest of the class.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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