PETROGEO 4010 - Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience I
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code PETROGEO 4010 Course Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience I Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum 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, field trips Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Corequisites PETROGEO 4011, 4012, 4013 Assumed Knowledge Bachelors degree training or equivalent in geoscience. Course Description PETROGEO 4010 is an integrated course of modules focusing on the interpretation of sedimentary rocks as hosts of conventional and unconventional petroleum resources using sedimentology, stratigraphy and well log analysis. Themes covered include reservoir controls in siliciclastic and carbonate depositional systems, facies analysis, petrology and diagenesis, and correlation of strata using a variety of stratigraphic techniques such as sequence stratigraphy and biostratigraphy. One module is on wireline log interpretation and includes aspects of drilling operations (onshore and offshore), mudlogging with sample analysis, and well testing
Course Coordinator: Dr Frank Rarity
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Course Learning OutcomesUpon sucessful completion of PETROGEO 4010, students will:
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 communicatie their knowledge and understanding to specialist audiences.
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 3 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,2,3 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1,2,3 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1,2,3
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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, 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.
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Assessment SummaryAssessment includes a final exam and assessment of work completed during the semester. Assessed exercises include activities such as submitted assignments, field trip reports, practical class exercise submission and oral presentations.
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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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