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Students will take a number of approaches to synthesizing information, especially directed to petroleum geology. Six case studies in petroleum exploration topics will be presented, based on the special expertise of staff. Students will write up a synthesis of one study, using sources provided by staff. In groups, students will address topics to be researched, co-ordinated and written up in 7 hours, simulating rapid response to management in an oil company office. There will also be 2 one-day field excursions, each followed by data synthesis and submission of a report.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
The module consists of four components:
(I) A series of 6 case studies
(ii) Two one-day field trips
(iii) A one-day group project
(iv) A one-day presentation followed by submission of work
There will be costs associated with the fieldwork.
Fieldwork is a compulsory part of this course. Fieldwork may involve crossing rough terrain, including steep gradients, rocky areas and along cliffs, and may take place during inclement weather. Any student with concerns about this, who feels adjustments or additional support may be required, should contact the University's Disability Adviser or the Department Disability Co-ordinator as early as possible. The Department is committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes of the degree programme.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: In course assessment (100%) - Case study detailed report (40%), one-day field courses have associated
exercises (20%), two one-day project/presentations have
associated exercises (40%)
Field-based teaching is largely problem-based, and much of the formative assessment is done in the field.