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EG554Y: PETROPHYSICS, CORE ANALYSIS AND FORMATION EVALUATION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:55


Course Overview

Petrophysics, core analysis and formation evaluation are key disciplines in the oil and gas industry and renewable energy such as geothermal energy. It provides the main source of data on porosity, permeability and fluid saturations in the subsurface.  Petrophysics is a crossroad discipline and petrophysicists work closely with geologists and petroleum engineers in exploration and production.  This course provides essential information about petrophysics and core analysis and formation evaluation to allow petroleum engineers to interact effectively with geoscientists.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Lateef Akanji

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • Engineering (EG)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides a background knowledge required for subsurface petrophysical properties and formation core analysis. It looks at the tools available to analyse the lithology and fluid content of a petroleum reservoir and how petrophysicists work with other discipline to estimate hydrocarbon volumes in the subsurface.  The course identifies the multiple data sources required for reservoir evaluation, emphasising integration of all available data, potential sources of error and uncertainty within the data.  It shows how to relate wireline data to core; gives a solid grounding in the acquisition and evaluation of routine (RCA) and special (SCAL) core analysis datasets; and teaches how to apply these principles to a fully computerised formation evaluation workflow.


Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 40,41 Feedback Weeks 44,45

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Written exam

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseIntegrate all other available data such as mud logs, sample descriptions and core with wireline log data.
ConceptualApplyDescribe the theoretical basis and practical limitations of logging tools.
FactualRememberIdentify rock lithology in terms of composition, mineralogy, structure and thickness; identify reservoir fluids; and evaluate reservoir volumes.
ReflectionEvaluateEvaluate reservoir intervals defined in clastic and shaly sandstone systems; also understand the similarities and differences with carbonate reservoirs.

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 29 Feedback Weeks 32

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Feedback

Report on practical work assessment

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyDescribe the theoretical basis and practical limitations of logging tools.
FactualRememberIdentify rock lithology in terms of composition, mineralogy, structure and thickness; identify reservoir fluids; and evaluate reservoir volumes.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberIdentify rock lithology in terms of composition, mineralogy, structure and thickness; identify reservoir fluids; and evaluate reservoir volumes.
ConceptualApplyDescribe the theoretical basis and practical limitations of logging tools.
ConceptualAnalyseIntegrate all other available data such as mud logs, sample descriptions and core with wireline log data.
ReflectionEvaluateEvaluate reservoir intervals defined in clastic and shaly sandstone systems; also understand the similarities and differences with carbonate reservoirs.

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