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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to teach a critical approach for evaluation and appraisal and the ability to carry this out as part of a diverse team.  The course is centred around a three-week group project in reservoir modelling, incorporating dynamic modelling and history matching.  This course will allow the development of the necessary skills to undertake the independent project.  Specific elements will also address: presentation and communication skills; standards of professional behaviour; work in different teams in pursuit of common goals; and how to design and execute a research project relevant to the hydrocarbon industry.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second 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?

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

1. Presentation skills: oral, written and electronic (lectures and practicals) [6 hours]
2. Research skills in science and engineering [6 hours]
3. Ethics and diversity workshop [3 hours]
4. Building a Petrel model [24 hours]
5. Group reservoir modelling project [80 hours]

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

Assessment of many of the skilld elements is formative with instant feedback. There is a single summative element, divided into three components: 1. Assessment of the reservoir model produced by the team (50%) 2. Assessment of a process log detailing how decisions were made by the team (30%) 3. A team presentation on the work (20%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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