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Last modified: 13 Oct 2020 11:45

Course Overview

In the final project you are expected to undertake and complete a study of a problem applicable to the petroleum industry. 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 hydrocarbon industry. The project forms the major part of the IPG’s employability strategy.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Rachel Brackenridge

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 cumlmination of the previous taught courses of the Integrated Petroleum Geoscience MSc. It will require integration of different elements and assumes a general knowledge of all aspects of petroleum geology.

The project subject can be from any aspect of exploration through to production geoscience. We have an excellent record with local oil companies for working on highly topical and relevant projects. Commonly, the projects are constructed around current problems the companies consider deserve attention, but for which they are short of personnel. These projects usually are of a research nature, and without exception are entirely original and have not been worked on before. It is common, but not essential, that the student work on their projects in the offices of the company which offered the topic and which is providing the data.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 5 Projects during University weeks 39 - 51

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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