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GL5055: PETROPHYSICS, CORE ANALYSIS AND FORMATION EVALUATION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:54


Course Overview

Petrophysics and core analysis are key disciplines in the oil industry, providing the main data on porosoty, permeability and fluid saturations in the subsurface.  Petrophysics is a crossroads discipline and petrophysicists work closely with geologists and petroleum engineers in exploration and production.  This course provides essential information to allow petroleum engineers to interact effectively with geoscientists.

Course Details

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

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course looks at the tools available to analyse the lithology and fluid content of a 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.


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Summative Assessments

Exam - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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Course Learning Outcomes

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