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PETROGEO 4012 - Petroleum Resource Evaluation - Honours

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 4010
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: This course will be taught in intensive format, with modules scheduled during Semester 1. During the dates of this course, students are expected to attend class each week day, between 9am and 5pm. Activities will include lectures, exercises, practicals
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: Bachelor's degree training or equivalent in geoscience
Assessment: Assessment includes a final exam and assessment of work completed during the semester. Assessed exercises include activities such as submitted assignments, field trip reports, practical class exercise submission and oral presentations

PETROGEO 4012 brings together disciplines of geology, geophysics, reservoir engineering and decision-making to provide an integrated approach to evaluating oil and gas fields. The course comprises 5 modules: i) Reservoirs, Seals and Pay demonstrates how basic geological and engineering data can be used to evaluate reservoir rock quality, fluid saturations and contact depths, transition zone thickness and seal capacity; ii) Exploration Management module is designed to acquaint the student with the oil industry structure, government agencies, legislation, joint ventures and farm-ins and farm-outs. The economics of the industry are introduced, and aspects of industry and company performance are covered ; iii) Intro to Reservoir Engineering presents an overview of reservoir engineering basics, including description of rock and fluid properties. The explanation of primary production mechanisms and application of Darcy's law are also introduced. iv) Intro to Decision-Making is based around the premise that all significant decisions in the oil & gas industry are made under conditions of uncertainty. Industry-standard concepts and tools (including practical exercises) are introduced to help understand making decisions under uncertainty. v) Focus on Alternative Resources will examine the principles, geologic nature and global distribution of prospective gas storage resources including play concepts and prospects for storing CO2 and hydrogen. It will also discuss the reactive geology and geomechanics of storage reservoirs and appropriate production technologies.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4010 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10657 LE01 10 3 2 Apr - 2 Apr Thursday 9am - 5pm  
3 Apr - 3 Apr Friday 9am - 5pm Barr Smith South, 2051, Teaching Room
4 May - 4 May Monday 9am - 5pm Petroleum Engineering, G13, Teaching Room
5 May - 5 May Tuesday 9am - 5pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
7 May - 7 May Thursday 9am - 5pm Petroleum Engineering, 103, Computer Suite
8 May - 8 May Friday 9am - 5pm Petroleum Engineering, G13, Teaching Room
25 May - 25 May Monday 9am - 5pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
26 May - 28 May Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 5pm  
27 May - 27 May Wednesday 9am - 5pm  
29 May - 29 May Friday 9am - 1pm  
1 Jun - 2 Jun Monday, Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm Petroleum Engineering, G04, Teaching Room