PETROENG 7067 - Advanced Geomechanics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code PETROENG 7067 Course Advanced Geomechanics Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive format Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description This course comprises an integrated set of modules focusing on rock mechanics, structural geology, source of stresses in the subsurface and petroleum geomechanics to cover a large range of geomechanical issues such as stress quantification, pore pressure prediction, brittle deformation and fluid flow interaction, determination of optimally stable and productive well trajectories. The course is designed for petroleum and subsurface resources engineers, and for engineers or scientists interested in understanding the stresses in the earth subsurface.
Course Coordinator: Dr Khalid Amrouch
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Course Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of PETROENG 7067 - Advanced Geomechanics, students will learn about:
1- Rock mechanics (forces, stress and strain and Mohr's circle of stress)
2- Geomechanics (understanding the difference between Rock and Geo-Mechanics);
3- Fault mechanics (fault/fracture meshes, and the Andersonian classification of faults);
4- 2D, 3D and 4D stress quantification and Basic Structural Geology;
5- Pore Pressure Prediction;
6- Geomechanics applications in Subsurface Resources.
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Recommended Resources“Fundamental of rock mechanics”
By Jaeger, Cook and Zimmerman; published by Blackwell
“Introduction to Structural Geology”
By Fossen, Haakon, and Cambridge; New York : Cambridge University Press
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.
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There are twelve half-days intensive format lectures (9am - 1pm or 1pm - 5pm) during the first semester.
Learning Activities SummaryPlease refer to the Program coordinator Dr Alireza Salmachi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Assessment SummaryAssessed exercises include activities such as take-home assignments, practical class exercises and oral presentations.
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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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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