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Online Geology And Petroleum Geology 2017-2018

GL5015: INTRODUCTION TO PETROPHYSICS AND ITS ROLE IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Petrophysics is fundamental to understanding the properties of hydrocarbon fields both for initial static volumes in place and potential and actual dynamic performance. It lies at the centre of all subsurface activities, whether in the context of open-hole evaluation of new wells, cased-hole operations on producing wells, or in an integrated team building reservoir models for asset evaluation, field development or reservoir management. The key aims of this course are to teach: the principles of petroleum exploration, development and production to staff entering the industry for the first time, and enough basic understanding to perform a simple reservoir evaluation.



GL5016: CORING AND CORE ANALYSIS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course builds on GL5015/5515 (Introduction to petrophysics and its role in the oil and gas industry). Students will learn how to integrate real log and core datasets to fully describe the variation in reservoir properties and how they may be distributed in oil and gas wells. Relating wireline data to core is important, as core analysis provides the only direct and quantitative measurement of the intact reservoir properties and provides essential calibration data for reliable formation evaluation. This course provides students with a solid grounding in the acquisition and evaluation of routine (RCA) and special (SCAL) core analysis datasets.

GL5017: INTEGRATING PETROPHYSICS AND SEISMIC DATA FOR RESERVOIR CHARACTERISATION

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The key objective of this course is to understand how petrophysical data (core and log), can be used to calibrate and predict the seismic response of hydrocarbon reservoirs. This can be used throughout field life from reducing exploration risk at the early stages to better quantifying the differences seen in time lapse seismic for reservoir management and field development. Students will learn the nature of reservoir models and the petrophysical and other inputs used to construct them, including permeability predictors, upscaling and saturation height functions. The principles of uncertainty management will be described and applied to the petrophysical parameters.

GL5018: RESERVOIR SURVEILLANCE AND OPERATIONAL PETROPHYSICS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Reservoir surveillance provides an understanding of well and reservoir performance to enable efficient management of production. The course gives an overview of the role of petrophysics in the long-term monitoring of reservoirs, including use of legacy data in understanding evolution of reservoir performance. This links to the day-to-day reality of petrophysical operations, which provide many of the inputs to predict reservoir performance and to determine the value of assets. A clear understanding of modelling objectives, methods to be used and uncertainties, across all of the subsurface disciplines is necessary to ensure that reservoir properties are effectively represented.

GL5045: INTRODUCTION TO PETROPHYSICS AND ITS ROLE IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Petrophysics is fundamental to understanding the properties of hydrocarbon fields both for initial static volumes in place and potential and actual dynamic performance. It lies at the centre of all subsurface activities, whether in the context of open-hole evaluation of new wells, cased-hole operations on producing wells, or in an integrated team building reservoir models for asset evaluation, field development or reservoir management. The key aims of this course are to teach: the principles of petroleum exploration, development and production to staff entering the industry for the first time, and enough basic understanding to perform a simple reservoir evaluation.

GL5047: CORING AND CORE ANALYSIS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course builds on GL5015/5515 (Introduction to petrophysics and its role in the oil and gas industry). Students will learn how to integrate real log and core datasets to fully describe the variation in reservoir properties and how they may be distributed in oil and gas wells. Relating wireline data to core is important, as core analysis provides the only direct and quantitative measurement of the intact reservoir properties and provides essential calibration data for reliable formation evaluation. This course provides students with a solid grounding in the acquisition and evaluation of routine (RCA) and special (SCAL) core analysis datasets.

GL5049: INTEGRATING PETROPHYSICS AND SEISMIC DATA FOR RESERVOIR CHARACTERISATION

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The key objective of this course is to understand how petrophysical data (core and log), can be used to calibrate and predict the seismic response of hydrocarbon reservoirs. This can be used throughout field life from reducing exploration risk at the early stages to better quantifying the differences seen in time lapse seismic for reservoir management and field development. Students will learn the nature of reservoir models and the petrophysical and other inputs used to construct them, including permeability predictors, upscaling and saturation height functions. The principles of uncertainty management will be described and applied to the petrophysical parameters.

GL5051: RESERVOIR SURVEILLANCE AND OPERATIONAL PETROPHYSICS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Reservoir surveillance provides an understanding of well and reservoir performance to enable efficient management of production. The course gives an overview of the role of petrophysics in the long-term monitoring of reservoirs, including use of legacy data in understanding evolution of reservoir performance. This links to the day-to-day reality of petrophysical operations, which provide many of the inputs to predict reservoir performance and to determine the value of assets. A clear understanding of modelling objectives, methods to be used and uncertainties, across all of the subsurface disciplines is necessary to ensure that reservoir properties are effectively represented.

GL5515: INTRODUCTION TO PETROPHYSICS AND ITS ROLE IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Petrophysics is fundamental to understanding the properties of hydrocarbon fields both for initial static volumes in place and potential and actual dynamic performance. It lies at the centre of all subsurface activities, whether in the context of open-hole evaluation of new wells, cased-hole operations on producing wells, or in an integrated team building reservoir models for asset evaluation, field development or reservoir management. The key aims of this course are to teach: the principles of petroleum exploration, development and production to staff entering the industry for the first time, and enough basic understanding to perform a simple reservoir evaluation.



GL5519: CHARACTERISATION OF COMPLEX RESERVOIRS

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The course will give students the skills to interpret petrophysically complex reservoirs from a variety of sedimentological and lithological environments. Integration with geology will be emphasised along with the advanced tools and techniques necessary to characterise these very different reservoir types.  By the end of this course, students will understand: how the sedimentary environment impacts reservoir properties; how those properties may be evaluated; the logging tool suites available to interpret complex reservoirs; key differences between matrix and fracture based production systems; impact of clay type and distribution on clastic reservoir quality; and the potential volumes available from unconventional reservoirs.

GL5528: CHARACTERISATION OF COMPLEX RESERVOIRS

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The course will give students the skills to interpret petrophysically complex reservoirs from a variety of sedimentological and lithological environments. Integration with geology will be emphasised along with the advanced tools and techniques necessary to characterise these very different reservoir types. By the end of this course, students will understand: how the sedimentary environment impacts reservoir properties; how those properties may be evaluated; the logging tool suites available to interpret complex reservoirs; key differences between matrix and fracture based production systems; impact of clay type and distribution on clastic reservoir quality; and the potential volumes available from unconventional reservoirs.

GL5529: CHARACTERISATION OF COMPLEX RESERVOIRS

30 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

The course will give students the skills to interpret petrophysically complex reservoirs from a variety of sedimentological and lithological environments. Integration with geology will be emphasised along with the advanced tools and techniques necessary to characterise these very different reservoir types. By the end of this course, students will understand: how the sedimentary environment impacts reservoir properties; how those properties may be evaluated; the logging tool suites available to interpret complex reservoirs; key differences between matrix and fracture based production systems; impact of clay type and distribution on clastic reservoir quality; and the potential volumes available from unconventional reservoirs.

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