Petroleum Geoscience for Reservoir Development and Production MSc
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This course combines the teaching and research strength of our School and the School of Chemical Engineering. We train you in methods that will support the oil industry's efforts to maximise recovery from oil and gas fields and extend the life of existing fields.
This Petroleum Geoscience course pathway meets industry's demand for skilled personnel by training graduates with specialist, research-based knowledge in appraisal, development and production as well as the fundamentals of reservoir engineering.
The course concentrates on how to characterise and model a reservoir and fluid flows. We also explore the impact of recovery mechanisms and dynamic displacement. You will also take units in seismic interpretation.
Semester 2 comprises four specialist units:
- Integrated Subsurface Description, covering 3D seismic interpretation and visualisation; trapping framework; reservoir framework; reservoir and fluid properties; uncertainty and risk.
- Oil and Gas Reservoir Dynamics, covering reservoir compartments; reservoir energy and recovery mechanisms; geological reservoir modelling; reservoir simulation; well testing.
- The Group Development Project requires you to work in groups of four or five. You will be mentored by research students and staff to undertake a field evaluation using a typical dataset.
- Field Depletion Planning covers resource assessment; rate production profile prediction; depletion planning; how to operate in an oil and gas field; health and safety; petroleum economics and risk analysis; reservoir management; and base management.
MSc Petroleum Geoscience Open day - Wednesday 20th February 2013
The open day will give prospective students the opportunity to hear more about the programme and meet academic staff and current students. We will also be holding interviews for our available industrial scholarships. Our new MSc flyer provides more detailed information about the degree programme which can be downloaded here.PROGRAMME
10:30 Opening session and tea (2.16)
10:45 Overview of the Petroleum Geoscience MSc courses
11:30 Current MSc student presentations
12:30 Invited talk on the oil industry and careers
13:30 Panel interviews (2.79) and tours of department and University
15:00 Panel interviews (2.79) and tours of department and University