PETROGEO 7011 - Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience II
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020
General Course Information
Course Code PETROGEO 7011 Course Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience II Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework 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 this course, students are expected to attend class each week day, between 9am and 5pm. Activities will include lectures, practicals, research Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge Bachelor's degree training or equivalent in geoscience. Course Description PETROGEO 7011 comprises an integrated set of modules focusing on structural geology and geomechanics, seismic data analysis, subsurface mapping and exploration management. Modules cover both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources. Topics in the Structural Geology and Geomechanics module are; faults; folds; structural traps and fault seal analysis, geomechanical concepts, source of stresses, and stress regimes. The seismic module covers seismic principles, seismic expression of geological features, interpretation workflow and depth conversion. The Subsurface Mapping module introduces methods for producing maps/models of the subsurface. The Exploration Management module is designed to acquaint the student with the oil industry structure, government agencies, legislation, joint ventures and farm-ins and farm-outs. The economics of the industry are introduced, and aspects of industry and company performance are covered.
Course Coordinator: Dr Khalid AmrouchExploration Management: Michael Frost
Subsurface Mapping and Seismic Interpretation: Mark Bunch
Structural Geology and Geomechanics: Khalid Amrouch
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of PETROGEO 7011, students will have:
1. From Exploration Management subject:
- Fundamental knowledge of the oil industry structure, government agencies, legislation, joint ventures, and farm-ins and farm-outs.
- Basic understanding of cash flow, payout, profit to investment ratios, and time value concepts including rate of return and net present value.
- Basic knowledge of aspects of industry and company performance, strategy formulation and the use of metrics.
2. From Subsurface Mapping subject:
- Basic skill for subsurface analyses.
- Basic knowledge required to hand generate contour maps from discrete data points and also the practicalities behind computer generated contour mapping.
3. From Seismic Interpretation subject:
- An Introduction to the fundamentals of seismic interpretation. It therefore concentrates on structural interpretation, leaving stratigraphic interpretation to the Stratigraphy course.
- A basic knowledge of a seismic acquisition and processing.
- A good The afternoons are devoted to practical work, which comprises two major exercises: interpretation of 2D seismic data on a workstation, and interpretation of a 3D survey on a workstation. The workstation exercises are conducted in small groups, allowing all students to gain hands-on experience. The practicals stress the effort and discipline involved in producing a self-consistent interpretation of horizons and faults by working on grids or volumes of data, rather than interpreting single lines.
4. Structural Geology & Geomechanics
- Basic rock mechanics (forces, stress and strain and Mohr's circle of stress) and fault mechanics (fault/fracture meshes, and the Andersonian classification of faults)
- Basic principles of structural geology with a focus on the main structural geometries seen on seismic data and in outcrop oil industry.
- Basic understanding of the structural styles associated with extension, compression, inversion and strike-slip or salt tectonics.
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Recommended Resources“An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration”
By Philip Kearey, Michael Brooks and Ian Hill; published by Blackwell
“Fundamental of rock mechanics”
By Jaeger, Cook and Zimmerman; published by Blackwell
“Introduction to Structural Geology”
By Fossen, Haakon, and Cambridge; New York : Cambridge University Press
Online LearningLectures and practicals will be available on MyUni (http://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/)
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis 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, 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.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
There are three weeks intensive format lectures (9am - 5pm) during the first semester.
Learning Activities SummaryPlease refer to the curriculum of Petroleum Geoscience Program 2016.
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Assessment SummaryDue 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.
Assessment includes a final exam and assessment of work completed during the semester. The only change in mode is that a final time-limited exam covering Structural Geology & Geomechanics topics will probably become a digital take-home question booklet to answer and submit online via MyUni.
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SubmissionLate 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.
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
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