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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

By the end of this course students will be aware of issues relation to team work, particularly communication, diversity, and organisation. They will be able to communicate technical interpretation effectively by oral, written and electronic methods. They will utilise knowledge gained in the classroom to complete a number of industry-facing tasks through assessments based on real life scenarios utilising field-based data and concepts derived from lectures and field observations.

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 Adrian Hartley

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)(7 hours)
  2. Diversity workshop (3 hours)
  3. Field trip: exercise in sedimentology, statigraphy, stuctural geology, tectonics, exploration geology, production geology, and economics (6 days of 8 hours in Pyrenees and 12 days of 8 hours in Utah = 144 hours
  4. Private study in preparation for trip (13 hours)

Further Information & Notes

Acceptance to MSc Integrated Petroleum Geoscience required


This course includes approx 100 hours of teaching in the field, based on lectures and tasks set at outcrops.

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 skills elements is formative with instant feedback. Much of the field assessment is also formative with the instant feedback, including peer assessment.

There are five summative elements:

  1. Pyrenees: Play analysis group presentation (10%)
  2. Pyrenees: Prospect analysis group presentation (10%)
  3. Utah: rift basin play analysis, group presentation (10%)
  4. Utah: salt and sedimentation play analysis, group presentation (10%)
  5. Facies Atlas: Summary of key environments seen over the course of the two field trips (60%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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