University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PETROENG 1005 - Introduction to Subsurface Geoscience & GeoEnergy

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 5 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: SACE stage 2 Maths Studies, Specialist Maths and Physics
Assessment: Selected practical exercises, including geological mapping exercise, theory exam, in-class quiz
Syllabus:

This course provides an introduction to geology and subsurface geoscience (first half of the semester) and an introduction to GeoEnergy resources (second half of the semester). No prior knowledge in geology is assumed and the course starts from basic geological concepts (e.g. minerals, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, rock deformation and geological time) then moves onto critical concepts in GeoEnergy resources (e.g. source rocks, reservoir rocks, sealing rocks, maturation, migration and trapping of hydrocarbons, carbon capture and storage) and finally introduces the tools used in the safe and sustainable exploration for subsurface. GeoEnergy resources (seismic surveying, drilling and logging). Throughout the semester one lecture per week is also given by a guest speaker in order to provide an overview of the GeoEnergy industry. Theoretical concepts introduced during the lectures are applied during series of interactive practicals addressing topics including rock and mineral identification, geological mapping and seismic interpretation.

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 14/03/2023 Thu 23/03/2023 Fri 05/05/2023 Fri 09/06/2023


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12298 WR01 30 28 27 Feb - 3 Apr Monday 9am - 10am Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
2 Mar - 6 Apr Thursday 1pm - 2pm Engineering Nth, N132, Teaching Room
3 Mar - 7 Apr Friday 11am - 12pm Engineering Nth, N132, Teaching Room
24 Apr - 29 May Monday 9am - 10am Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
27 Apr - 1 Jun Thursday 1pm - 2pm Engineering Nth, N132, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 2 Jun Friday 11am - 12pm Engineering Nth, N132, Teaching Room
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13130 PR01 30 28 27 Feb - 3 Apr Monday 4pm - 6pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
24 Apr - 29 May Monday 4pm - 6pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
Related Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13133 SG01 30 28 31 May - 31 May Wednesday 11am - 1pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room