PETROGEO 7020 - Advanced Petroleum Geoscience I

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016

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PETROGEO 7020 builds on PETROGEO 7010 and covers advanced topics in sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology and geomechanics. Emphasis is given on applying concepts to the interpretation of the subsurface on scales that are relevant to the exploration and production of both conventional and unconventional petroleum resources.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PETROGEO 7020
    Course Advanced Petroleum Geoscience I
    Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact This course will be taught in intensive format, with modules scheduled during Semester 2. During the dates of this course, students are expected to attend class each week day, between 9am and 5pm. Activities will include lectures, practicals, individual
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites PETROL 7010, 7011, 7012, 7013
    Course Description PETROGEO 7020 builds on PETROGEO 7010 and covers advanced topics in sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology and geomechanics. Emphasis is given on applying concepts to the interpretation of the subsurface on scales that are relevant to the exploration and production of both conventional and unconventional petroleum resources.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Simon Holford

    Structural Geology and Geomechanics: Dr Khalid Amrouch
    Sedimentology: Dr Frank Rarity
    Sedimentary petrology: Dr Ulricke Schacht
    Reservoir modelling: Dr Frank Rarity
    Stratigraphy: Prof. Peter McCabe
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion of PETROGEO 7020, students will:
    1) Have specialised knowledge in petroleum geoscience disciplines related to petroleum systems especially sedimentology, stratigraphy, and structural geology.
    2) Be able to independently critically analyse and synthesise complex information in order to interpret geologic data related to petroleum systems.
    3) Be able to communicate their knowledge and understanding to specialist audiences.
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course will be taught in intensive format, with modules scheduled during Semester 2. 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.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    During the dates of the intensive format module, students are expected to attend class each weekday, between 9am and 5pm. Participation in all aspects of the fieldtrips is required. Coursework activities to be completed outside of class time are a part of the expected student workload within this course.
    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    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 includes a final exam and assessment of work completed during the semester. Assessed exercises include activities such as submitted assignments, field trip reports, practical class exercise submission and oral presentations.
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    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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