PETROGEO 4013 - Petroleum Systems and Basin Evaluation - Honours
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code PETROGEO 4013 Course Petroleum Systems and Basin Evaluation - Honours Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact This course will be taught in intensive format, with modules scheduled during Semester 1. During the dates of the classroom component of this course, students are expected to attend class each week day, between 9am & 5pm. Activities will include lecture Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge Bachelor's degree training or equivalent in geoscience. Course Description PETROGEO 4013 presents an integrated course containing modules focusing on Petroleum Systems and Basin Evaluation, covering both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources. This course covers a range of topics related to the key elements and processes of the petroleum system, including hydrocarbon generation, migration, accumulation and alteration. Techniques for source rock evaluation and assessing organic maturation are reviewed, and the mechanisms and efficiencies of migration are reconstructed. The course progresses to focus on thermal history modelling and basin analysis, which provides the basis for predicting the timing and extent of petroleum generation in sedimentary basins. Thermal models derived from borehole information (e.g. stratigraphy, bottom hole temperatures, lithology) and theoretical models are discussed. Different thermal maturation indicators are reviewed and their use in calibrating thermal models demonstrated. This course concludes with the capstone experience of a week-long field trip to an Australian sedimentary basin where key elements of the petroleum geoscience program are incorporated, including sedimentology, stratigraphy, diagenesis, structural geology and geomechanics, petroleum systems, reservoirs, seals and pay.
Course Coordinator: Professor Simon HolfordPetroleum Systems: Dr Simon Holford
Amadeus Basin Fieldtrip coordinator and sedimentology/stratigraphy: Prof. Peter McCabe
Amadeus Basin structural geology: Dr Khalid Amrouch
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Have specialised knowledge in petroleum geoscience disciplines related to petroleum systems especially sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology and basin evolution 2 Be able to both independently and as a team critically analyse and synthesise complex information in order to interpret data from regional geologic observations. 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: 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
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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)
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- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-3 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
1-3 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
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course will be taught in both an intensive format module and a 10-day fieldtrip scheduled during Semester 1. Activities will include lectures and practicals. Students actively participate in the fieldtrip to central Australia including making observations, group discussions, and teamwork. Course information and material will be provided through MyUni.
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 fieldtrip is required. Coursework activities to be completed outside of class time are a part of the expected student workload within this course.
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes In class assessment 9.9 Individual Formative / Summative Week 3 1. 2. 3. Petroleum systems chart 3.3 Individual Formative / Summative Week 5 1. 2. 3. Take home examination 19.8 Individual Formative Exam period 1. 2. 3. Field trip assessment 67 Individual Formative / Summative Week 12 1. 2. 3. Total 100
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Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.
The assessment for Simon’s component of the course (33%) remains unchanged – the marks for the in class test and petroleum systems chart will be returned next week, and there will still be a take home exam.
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M11 (Honours Mark Scheme) Grade Grade reflects following criteria for allocation of grade Reported on Official Transcript Fail A mark between 1-49 F Third Class A mark between 50-59 3 Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A First Class A mark between 80-100 1 Result Pending An interim result RP Continuing Continuing CN
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