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Course Overview

This course will provide an understanding of the management aspects of reservoir, facilities, pipeline and safety engineering in the hydrocarbon industry.  It will also give an understanding of approaches to risk management and psychology that will enhance management decision-making.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Stephen A. 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?


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Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

  1. Reservoir models
  2. Basics of production geology and the production geology toolkit
  3. Reservoir heterogeneities
  4. Turbidite reservoir architecture
  5. Trends in reservoir management
  6. Composition and properties of petroleum fluids (compresssibility of gases; phase behaviour and reservoir fluid types; fluid pressure gradients and contacts)
  7. Reservoir drive mechanisms
  8. Volumetric estimation
  9. Undersaturated reservoirs
  10. Material balance, reservoir fluid mechanics, immiscible, displacement, gas utilisation
  11. Secondary Recovery
  12. Situation awareness
  13. Risk Perception
  14. Conformity and groupthink
  15. Leadership and stress at work.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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