MSc Petroleum Geoscience for Reservoir Development and Production / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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The oil industry has clear objectives to maximise recovery from oil and gas fields, and to extend the life of existing fields. This course aims to meet the need for skilled personnel by training graduates that specialise in appraisal/development/production geoscience and the fundamentals of reservoir engineering. There course features training in seismic interpretation which leads into modelling of the reservoir, fluid flow, and the impact of recovery mechanisms and dynamic displacement.
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.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Reservoir Engineering Fundamentals||EART60012||15||Mandatory|
|Development Group Project||EART60112||15||Mandatory|
|Integrated Subsurface Description||EART60152||15||Mandatory|
|Independent Research Project||EART60172||60||Mandatory|
|Communication Skills and Fieldwork||EART60230||15||Mandatory|
|Field Depletion Planning||EART60282||15||Mandatory|
|Key Interpretation Skills||EART60381||15||Mandatory|
|Play Fairway Analysis||EART60391||15||Mandatory|
|Fundamentals of Applied Subsurface Geoscience||EART61031||15||Mandatory|