PETROGEO 7021 - Advanced Petroleum Geoscience II
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code PETROGEO 7021 Course Advanced Petroleum Geoscience II 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 in a block during Semester. Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites PETROGEO 7010, 7011, 7012, 7013 or Demonstrated Training and/or Experience in Applying Fundamental Principles of Seismic Wave Theory & both Seismic and Wireline Log Interpretation. Assumed Knowledge Fundamental Principles of Seismic Wave Theory, Seismic Interpretation & Wireline Log Interpretation. Course Description PETROGEO 7021 covers topics in seismic data acquisition and processing, and seismic interpretation, which build on the principles of seismic data interpretation presented in PETROGEO 7011. The Acquisition and Processing module will introduce the equipment used to collect seismic data; and the considerations in planning a survey. It will also outline the techniques used to process seismic field data to produce seismic images of the subsurface. The Interpretation module will cover quantitative interpretation topics including thin bed interpretation, direct hydrocarbon indicators (DHI), amplitude versus offset (AVO), seismic attributes, inversion, and 4D seismic surveying. There is also a one-day course in the interpretation of image log data.
Course Coordinator: Dr Mark Bunch
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 Fundamental knowledge of the principles and practice of seismic data acquisition, processing, and selected advanced techniques for seismic interpretation. 2 Demonstrated understanding of the important parameters and process for designing a seismic survey. 3 Demonstrated understanding of the important processes and workflow for seismic processing. 4 Demonstrated capability to use selected advanced seismic interpretation techniques for hydrocarbon exploration and development. 5 Demonstrated ability to work in a team to plan and execute tasks involving seismic reflection technology. 6 Experience in the analysis, synthesis and interpretation of petroleum industry-standard seismic data. 7 Communicated their knowledge and understanding to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Recommended ResourcesEvans, BJ, 1997. A Handbook for Seismic Data Acquisition in Exploration. Geophysical Monograph Series No. 7, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa.
Yilmaz, O, 2001. Seismic Data Analysis (2 Volumes) - Investigations in Geophysics No. 10, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa.
Brown, AR, 2011. Interpretation of Three-Dimensional Seismic Data, 7th Edition, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures are presented in the mornings. Afternoons are devoted to practical work. Practical tasks are designed in order that students can synthesise theoretical concepts learned earlier in the day. These tasks take the forms of hands-on exercises and extended challenges in processing and interpretation of 3D seismic datasets using computer workstations and industry-standard software.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.This information is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with course requirements. This block course involves approximately the same number of contact hours as would be delivered in a semesterised course. You should spend between one and two times the number of contact hours out of class engaged in further learning, revision, reading more widely about the topics covered, practicing example problems, finishing exercises, etc.
Learning Activities SummaryDetails of the topics to be covered each day will be provided during the first lecture of each course component.
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Seismic Acquisition & Processing Class Exercises 9 Individual Formative Week 1 1. 2. 6. Seismic Data Processing Group Practical Exercise 13 Group Summative Week 1 1. 3. 5. 6. 7. Advanced Seismic Interpretation Class Exercises 11 Individual Formative Week 2 1. 4. 6. Advanced Seismic Interpretation Group Practical Oral Presentation 4 Group Formative Week 2 1. 4. 5. 6. 7. Advanced Seismic Interpretation Group Practical Report 13 Group Summative Week 2 1. 4. 5. 6. 7. Examination 50 Individual Summative Week 14 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. Total 100
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
Assessment Related RequirementsThe final course mark will be a weighted average of each subject component, with applied weights being in proportion with the duration of contact days per subject component.
Assessment DetailExam questions will comprise mainly interpretive questions, along with some descriptive ones. Answers will range from the result of a calculation, through to a brief essay, but most questions will require no more than a paragraph or two.
Details concerning the nature and requirements of assessed practical assignments will be explained during the introductory lectures of each subject component.
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 thereof) that an assessment task is late for submission, 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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