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Course Overview

The key objective of this course is to understand how petrophysical data (core and log), can be used to calibrate and predict the seismic response of hydrocarbon reservoirs. This can be used throughout field life from reducing exploration risk at the early stages to better quantifying the differences seen in time lapse seismic for reservoir management and field development.  Students will learn the nature of reservoir models and the petrophysical and other inputs used to construct them, including permeability predictors, upscaling and saturation height functions.  The principles of uncertainty management will be described and applied to the petrophysical parameters.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No

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

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

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Course Description

- Seismic acquisition and processing - Acoustic logging tools - Fundamental elastic properties of rocks - Reflectivity and convolution - Fluid substitution and scenario modellingg - Geophysical analysis - 3-D geological modelling and volumetrics - Property averaging and model population - Reservoir simulation - Uncertainty analysis for petrophysics - Error propagation - Integration of uncertainties.

Further Information & Notes

This course is based on the Senergy courses F6 and F9.

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

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Summative Assessments

Continous assessment (100%).

Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes


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