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GL4530: GEOLOGICAL SYNTHESIS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 11:20


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alexander Brasier

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of BSc Geology (Studied) or Master of Geology (Studied) or BSc Geology-Petroleum Geology (Studied) or BSc Archaeology-Geoscience (Studied) or BSc Geology - Physics (Studied) or BSc Geography-Geoscience (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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


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

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 19

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Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Learning Outcomes
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