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EP3001: PETROLEUM GEOLOGY AND RESERVOIR CHARACTERISATION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course aims to introduce students to the concept of the petroleum system, demonstrating how all the elements are necessary for a conventional accumulation of hydrocarbons. It will deal particularly with the petroleum geology aspects of exploration and show how explorationists make predictions of hydrocarbon volumes in frontier areas. The course looks in detail at reservoir characterisations and the factors that influence the performance of hydrocarbon and geothermal reservoirs.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Hossein Hamidi

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course covers the following topics:

  • Origin of the petroleum
  • The process of hydrocarbon exploration
  • Petroleum Source Rocks and generation of hydrocarbon fluids
  • Clastic reservoirs
  • Carbonate reservoirs
  • Natural Fractures
  • Traps
  • Seals
  • Petrophysics
  • Formation evaluation
  • Seismic Data Acquisition and processing
  • Subsurface mapping

Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 9 - 19
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 19

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Well log interpretation report submission

2000 word count

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand:Importance of sources in the formation of hydrocarbon accumulations. Different scales of data that come from geophysical reflection surveying.
ProceduralAnalyseDetermine shale volume, net sand, porosity, and saturation. Calculate net to gross using log cut‐offs and understand the importance of the Archie Equation.
ProceduralApplyTo produce , and use, a contour map. Interpret qualitatively, and in some aspects quantitatively, the characteristics of a reservoir section from wire line logs and petrophysical properties.
ReflectionCreateGain transferable skills Write a factsheet report and communicate effectively . Demonstrate problem solving skills and teamwork. Apply petrophysics concepts to the development of hydrocarbon fields

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