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GL5541: EXPLORING GEOLOGICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL DATA (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course introduces students to the methods and processes for evaluating and communicating petroleum industry geological and geographical data in order to assist with planning and decision-making, through the use of Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA), geo-visualisation tools and techniques, simulation and models, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Green

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The aims of this course are: (a) introduce students to the fundamentals of preparing, visualising, analysing, interpreting, and communicating geographical, geological, offshore survey, and geophysical data, specifically through the use of Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA), geo-visualisation tools and techniques, simulation and models, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS); (b) to consider the data into information pathway as the basis for planning and informed decision-making in the Oil and Gas industry; and (c) to identify effective ways for the visual communication of geographical and geological information.

This will include coverage of the following: graphic and cartographic representation of spatial data, choosing the correct technique for data representation, 2D and 3D visualisations, interactive and dynamic visualisation of data, immersive tools and techniques, and the consideration of novel ways to represent and communicate data and information resulting from data analyses, simulations, and models to a wide range of end-users. Examples will be drawn from GIS analyses, seismic interpretation, geological models and simulations, and well and reservoir data. Terrestrial, coastal/marine, offshore survey, and geophysical datasets will be used to illustrate including: remote sensing data (including UAVs), geographical and hydrographic data, gravity, magnetic and seismic data.  Finally, some consideration will be given to devising appropriate geo-visualisations for effective communication.


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

Onlin class test (10%); Practice exercise (30%); Practical exercise (50%); Reflective report (10%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Online class test: the results of the online test are available immediately, and additional formative feedback will be provided in the following week.

Practical exercise: feedback is given normally within 2 weeks after submission of coursework. Formative feedback will be provided from the initial phases of the practical assignments.

Reflective report: feedback is given normally within 2 weeks after submission of coursework. Formative feedback will be provided from the initial phases of the practical assignments.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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