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This course introduces students to the key issues surrounding being a geologist in the petroleum industry. With the changing nature of hydrocarbon exploration and production, both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons are considered. The key concepts of the origin and generation of hydrocarbons, reservoir rocks and subsurface reservoir structures (traps) are introduced, together with some of the key techniques used within the industry (e.g. reservoir geology, petrophysics and formation evaluation). Practical issues such as how hydrocarbon wells are drilled and how rocks are sampled in the subsurface are also considered.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 ninety minute written examination paper (75%); in-course assessment (25%). Resit: Failed elements of assessment by examination.
In-course assessments are started during practical classes and completed in private study time. These are submitted during the period of the course on two occasions with written feedback.