PETROGEO 4010 - Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience I - Honours
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code PETROGEO 4010 Course Fundamentals of Petroleum Geoscience I - Honours Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact This course is structured into a series of half-day workshops, accompanied by online delivery of course materials and lecture recordings. Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge Bachelor's 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 and for subsurface gas storage, 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: Professor Peter McCabeCourse Co-ordinator: Dr Frank Rarity
Sedimentology: Dr Frank Rarity
Stratigraphy: Prof. Peter McCabe
Wellsite Operations: 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 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:
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University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 2 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2, 3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1, 3 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1, 3 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Online LearningCourse information and material will be provided through MyUni.
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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Learning Activities Summary
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The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
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
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
Siliciclastic Facies -
Core observations (5%) & and core photo interpretation (15%) reports will be submitted online via MyUni (final grade contributions in brackets)
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
Answers to the questions set for working with real well data using software and spreadsheets (10%) will be submitted online via
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.
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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:
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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