PETROGEO 7022 - Petroleum Geoscience: MSc Research Project

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016

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This course involves conducting a group research project under supervision by a panel of expert staff. Students will work together as a team to define and characterise all elements of a petroleum system within an Australian sedimentary basin selected by members of the supervisory staff. Each student will have responsibility for investigating and reporting on a particular element and/or process of the petroleum system. Students will then bring their components together as a group to formulate a cohesive timing chart of events that demonstrates critical moments in the history of the petroleum system. This will then be used to predict the location of likely hydrocarbon accumulations within the subsurface of the sedimentary basin up to the present day. The elements and processes of a petroleum system are interlinked so students will need to collaborate within their group in order to develop their own areas of work. These dependencies will be identified as part of an initial report that summarises the student's area(s) of study and will comprise background information and project goals, and perhaps also some early outcomes or results. This report is due at the end of Week 5 and should be approached as an opportunity to develop the basic structure of the final thesis.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PETROGEO 7022
    Course Petroleum Geoscience: MSc Research Project
    Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Regular plenary meetings throughout Semester 2 between student groups and the staff supervisory panel. Meeting timing and frequency to be arranged ad hoc between students and staff. Average meeting frequency is weekly to fortnightly.
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites PETROGEO 7010, 7011, 7012, 7013
    Corequisites PETROL 7020, 7021
    Assumed Knowledge A conceptual understanding of the subsurface elements and processes that coincide to define a working petroleum system.
    Course Description This course involves conducting a group research project under supervision by a panel of expert staff. Students will work together as a team to define and characterise all elements of a petroleum system within an Australian sedimentary basin selected by members of the supervisory staff. Each student will have responsibility for investigating and reporting on a particular element and/or process of the petroleum system. Students will then bring their components together as a group to formulate a cohesive timing chart of events that demonstrates critical moments in the history of the petroleum system. This will then be used to predict the location of likely hydrocarbon accumulations within the subsurface of the sedimentary basin up to the present day.
    The elements and processes of a petroleum system are interlinked so students will need to collaborate within their group in order to develop their own areas of work. These dependencies will be identified as part of an initial report that summarises the student's area(s) of study and will comprise background information and project goals, and perhaps also some early outcomes or results. This report is due at the end of Week 5 and should be approached as an opportunity to develop the basic structure of the final thesis.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Mark Bunch

    Co-coordinator: Dr Ulrike Schacht
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    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

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