PETROGEO 4010 - Fundamentals of Energy Geoscience

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

PETROGEO 4010 is an integrated course of modules focusing on the characterisation and interpretation of sedimentary basin rock systems as hosts of conventional and unconventional petroleum resources, resources for gas energy storage and by- product sequestration, water resources and geothermal resources. The key technical topics are sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology and stratigraphic framework modelling by seismic survey data analysis and interpretation. Other sub- modular themes covered include reservoir controls in siliciclastic and carbonate depositional systems, facies analysis, petrology and diagenesis, correlation of strata using a variety of stratigraphic techniques such as sequence stratigraphy and biostratigraphy, and geomechanics. One particular module concerns wellsite operations, principally drilling, wireline logging and well testing. The focus here is on both the acquisition and interpretation of rock sample, petrophysical log and well test data.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PETROGEO 4010
    Course Fundamentals of Energy Geoscience
    Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 6 hours per day (classroom sessions taught in intensive short-course mode ? 11 classroom days required)
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Corequisites PETROGEO 4015 & PETROGEO 4016
    Incompatible PETROGEO 4011, PETROGEO 4012, PETROGEO 4014
    Assumed Knowledge Bachelor's degree training or equivalent in geoscience.
    Restrictions Bachelor of Science Honours in Petroleum Geology & Geophysics (to be renamed BSc Hons in Energy Geoscience)
    Course Description PETROGEO 4010 is an integrated course of modules focusing on the characterisation and interpretation of sedimentary basin rock systems as hosts of conventional and unconventional petroleum resources, resources for gas energy storage and by- product sequestration, water resources and geothermal resources. The key technical topics are sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology and stratigraphic framework modelling by seismic survey data analysis and interpretation. Other sub- modular themes covered include reservoir controls in siliciclastic and carbonate depositional systems, facies analysis, petrology and diagenesis, correlation of strata using a variety of stratigraphic techniques such as sequence stratigraphy and biostratigraphy, and geomechanics. One particular module concerns wellsite operations, principally drilling, wireline logging and well testing. The focus here is on both the acquisition and interpretation of rock sample, petrophysical log and well test data.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Kathryn Amos

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr Frank Rarity
    Sedimentology: Dr Frank Rarity
    Stratigraphy: Prof. Peter McCabe
    Wellsite Operations: Dr Mark Bunch
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

     
    1 Have advanced knowledge in petroleum geoscience disciplines of sedimentology, stratigraphy and well log analysis;
    2 Be able to analyse critically, evaluate and transform complex information in order to interpret data from ancient sedimentary sucessions;
    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:

    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.

    1, 2

    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.

    1, 2

    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.

    2, 3

    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.

    1, 3

    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.

    1, 3

    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.

    2, 3
  • Learning Resources
    Online Learning
    Course information and material will be provided through MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    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, field trips, 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.
    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Core Library graphic log and facies analysis 5 Individual Summative 27th March 1. 2. 3.
    Stratigraphy test 5 Individual Summative 1st April 1.
    Drilling Operations Assignment 10 Individual Summative 3rd April 1. 2. 3.
    Wireline Logging Assignment 10 Individual Summative 10th April 1. 2. 3.
    Siliciclastic Depositional Environments Assignment 15 Individual Summative 15th April 1. 2. 3.
    Carbonates oral presentation & Sandstone Petrology and Diagenesis in-class assignment 8 Individual Summative 13-22 May 1. 3.
    Stratigraphy Assignment 15 Individual Summative 6th June 1. 2. 3.
    Exam (wireline, biostrat, petrology and diagenesis) 32 Individual Summative Exam period 1. 2.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
    This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.


    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.

    To support the necessary changes to teaching, the following newly revised assessment tasks and their modes of submission
    apply:

    Siliciclastic Facies -
    Core observations (5%) & and core photo interpretation (15%) reports will be submitted online via MyUni (final grade contributions in brackets)

    Stratigraphy -
    A MyUni quiz will run in place of the in-class test (5%), and an out-of-class assignment (15%) will be submitted online via

    MyUniDrilling Operations -
    The take-home casing design exercise (10%) will be submitted online via MyUniWireline

    Logging -
    Answers to the questions set for working with real well data using software and spreadsheets (10%) will be submitted online via

    MyUniCarbonates -
    Individual presentations (5%) will be delivered via Zoom videoconference

    Petrology & Diagenesis -
    A MyUni quiz will run in place of the in-class test (3%)

    The end-of-semester exam is replaced with a digital take-home question booklet to answer and submit online via MyUni (32%). This question booklet will feature questions from the Wireline Logging (10%), Biostratigraphy (10%), Carbonates (5%) and
    Petrology & Diagenesis (7%) modules.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission
    Late 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.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported 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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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