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KE5002: FUNDAMENTALS OF PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE (2016-2017)

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Course Overview

The course aims to cover important aspects of geology, geophysics and prospect evaluation and to illustrate how geologists deal with uncertainty and risk during the exploration process. It will also look at the place of the geoscientist during the productive life of an oilfield. Another key aspect of this course will be the issue of communication between geoscientists and engineers. By the end of this course students should understand how geologists explore for oil and gas, and the main tools at their disposal; the role of the geophysicist; how to make prospect maps; petroleum volumetrics; subsurface fluid flow; and the creation of static reservoir models.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Off-site Sustained Study No
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Course Description

The course aims to cover important aspects of geology, geophysics and prospect evaluation and to illustrate how geologists deal with uncertainty and risk during the exploration process. It will also look at the place of the geoscientist during the productive life of an oilfield. Another key aspect of this course will be the issue of communication between geoscientists and engineers. By the end of this course students should understand how geologists explore for oil and gas, and the main tools at their disposal; the role of the geophysicist; how to make prospect maps; petroleum volumetrics; subsurface fluid flow; and the creation of static reservoir models.


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Summative Assessments

1 two hour examination (50%) + continuous assessment (50%)

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