PETROGEO 4011 - Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience II - Honours
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code PETROGEO 4011 Course Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience II - Honours Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum & Energy Resources 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 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 4011 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 Geostatistics and Machine Learning modules introduce the methods of probabilitic modelling of the subsurface and applications of numerical pattern recognition modelling in oil & gas exploration.
Course Coordinator: Dr Khalid AmrouchSubsurface Mapping, Seismic Interpretation, Geostatistics & Machine Learning: Mark Bunch
Structural Geology and Geomechanics: Khalid Amrouch
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Course Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience II, students will have:
1. From the Geostatistics & Machine Learning subject:
- Mathematical calculation of Best Linear Unbiased Estimation, and equiprobable property simulation
- Understanding of Machine Learning concepts, algorithms and practice
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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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 SummaryAssessment in this course is based on a combination of practical exercises/assignments and the final exam.
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.
For this course, 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.
Assessment Related RequirementsYou will be advised of the practical collected at the beginning of the prac session. Alternative test dates for students who cannot be present on the date of the test on medical and compassionate grounds can be requested through the Course Coordinator.
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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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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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