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GL5011: GEOPHYSICS AND PETROPHYSICS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Sep 2021 14:55


Course Overview

By the end of this course, the student should:

  • Understand the Petrophysical rock properties that affect fluid storage and movement (Porosity, Permeability, Saturation, Mineralogy).
  • Understand the primary wireline and LWD logging tools: Measurement, Fundamental physical principles, and applications.
  • Understand the theory of seismic signal description.
  • Appreciate the main processes involved in a typical seismic data-processing suite.
  • Understand the basic concepts of seismic stratigraphy and the interpretation of seismic data.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • 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?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Geophysics: The seismic reflection method, principles of seismic acquisition, processing, basic interpretation, pitfalls, attributes and their interpretation. Petrophysics: All standard wireling log tools, log suites, lithologic determination from cross-plots, computerised log analysis, DST, RFT and pressure testing.

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

  • 10 Lectures during University weeks 9 - 12, 19 - 20

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