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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

The project is an extended, independent, self-directed, piece of practical work integrating and reinforcing the material taught on the course, and giving a detailed insight into the demands of, and ways of working in the oil and gas industry.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Stephen Bowden

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

The Project is the culmination of the previous taught courses of the OGEM Programme. It will require integration of different elements and assumes a general knowlege of all aspects of previous courses. The project subject can have many forms. It could be: - A review of a particular topic (e.g. the russian taxation strategy) - Original economic modelling (e.g. the otimum fiscal strategy for Angola) - An assessment of a process (e.g. effectiveness of solvent aided EOR) - A market investigation (e.g. is there a market for oil support vessels servicing offshore wind farms) - An assessment of the viability of a new enterprise or new technology (e.g. could a bottled gas plant in Nigeria make money?) The one thing that all the topics have in common is that they must be able to be expressed as a question, which the student then investigates.

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

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 27

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

Summative: 7,500 word project report (100% assessment)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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