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This course aims to cover many important aspects of geology, geophysics and prospect evaluation whilst illustrating how geologists deal with uncertainty and risk during exploration stages. An understanding will be gained about how geologists go about exploring for oil and gas, and the main tools at their disposal.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The main topics covered are: basic geology and geological nomenclature; geological controls on formation and accumulation of hydrocarbons; fundamentals of geophysical acquisition and processing; the petroleum system and the "Golden Zone"; defining plays, fairways and prospects; prospect mapping; dealing with uncertainty and risk; and an overview of production geology.
By the end of this course students should understand how geologists go about exploring for oil and gas, and the main tools at their disposal. The students will also have had an opportunity to learn how to make their own prospect maps.
Includes a one day field trip
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
There are some in-course exercises for formative feedback. The summative element is entirely by examination. The exam has a strong practical element.
There are no assessments for this course.