PETROGEO 7021 - Advanced Petroleum Geoscience II
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
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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 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 Assumed Knowledge Principles of seismic data acquisition and processing (elastic wave theory, convolution model, signal coherence, signal-to-noise); expression of geology in seismic survey data; standard interpretation workflow; seismic depth conversion. Course Description PETROGEO 7021 covers topics in seismic data acquisition and processing, and seismic interpretation, which build on the material presented in PETROGEO 7011. The Acquisition and Processing module will introduce the equipment used to collect seismic data, the considerations in planning a survey. It will also outline the techniques used to process the data to produce subsurface images. The Interpretation module will cover a number of topics including thin bed interpretation, direct hydrocarbon indicators (DHI), amplitude versus offset (AVO), seismic attributes, inversion, and 4D seismic.
Course Coordinator: Dr Mark Bunch
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Course Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of PETROGEO 7021, students will have:
- Fundamental knowledge of the principles and practice of seismic data acquisition, processing, and selected advanced techniques for seismic interpretation.
- Demonstrated understanding of the important parameters and process for designing a seismic survey.
- Demonstrated understanding of the important processes and workflow for seismic processing.
- Demonstrated capability to use selected advanced seismic interpretation techniques for hydrocarbon exploration and development.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team to plan and execute tasks involving seismic reflection technology.
- Experience in the analysis, synthesis and interpretation of petroleum industry-standard seismic data.
- Communicated their knowledge and understanding to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
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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 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.
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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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