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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to take students to the frontier of petrophysics as currently practised and to allow them to develop specialisms that will enhance their future careers. By the end of this course students will understand: the limits of what is currently achievable using petrophysical interpretation; and the role of specialist petrophysics in either seismic interpretation, drilling, production technology, or fracture detection.  They should also have an understanding of possible future trends in petrophysics and formation evaluation.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor David Macdonald

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Geology And Petroleum Geology (GL) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

By the end of this course, students will have been exposed to two of the following topics:
- Image log analysis
- Advanced production log interpretation methods
- Cement and casing evaluation
- Advanced seismic methods
- Geomechanics - Borehole acoustics
- Restivity modelling and geosteering.

Further Information & Notes

This course is based on Senergy modules S1-S7. Students are expected to choose two of these modules.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Continuous assessment (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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