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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

SOEE5651M Petroleum Geoscience Case Studies

15 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Chris Green
Email: C.M.Green@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

SOEE2600 Sedimentary Basins and Hydrocarbon Resources
or SOEE2510 Basin Evolution and Hydrocarbon Resources
And SOEE1150 Fundamentals of Geophysics or SOEE2630 Fundamentals of Geophysics or SOEE2631 Introduction to Geophysics

Module replaces

SOEE5650M Petroleum System Case Studies

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module develops awareness of petroleum systems and the factors determining the efficacy and profitability of a hydrocarbon exploration and production project. It also allows a student to undertake a short, realistic, industrially-relevant individual project, and to prepare a technical project report to a 'manager' as would be done professionally.

Objectives

The module develops awareness of petroleum systems and the factors determining the efficacy and profitability of a hydrocarbon exploration and production project. It also allows a student to undertake a short, realistic, industrially-relevant individual project, and to prepare a technical project report to a 'manager' as would be done professionally.

Learning outcomes
The module will reinforce and extend scientific and technical knowledge of petroleum systems and their exploitation.
Generic independent working skills (literature search, time management, commercial relevance, reporting skills) will be developed.


Syllabus

The general sequence of work will be:
- Introductory presentations on petroleum systems and examples; data acquisition from exploration through to production; production data through the life of a field; commercial-style report-writing and presentation skills.
- literature review of the above
- individual selection of a field case history
- interpretation and critical assessment of key steps in the field’s life and what were the geoscience and engineering factors that led to step changes
- report preparation and presentation; oral presentation to the group and written report
- with the exact details being variable depending on case study chosen hydrocarbon field.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Tutorial41.004.00
Tutorial81.008.00
Private study hours138.00
Total Contact hours12.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

The student will be required to carry-out literature-based research (to give a rationale and context for their case study and to document the chosen field history), analyse publically available data (e.g. on field production histories), then interpret and critically assess the factors determining the success or otherwise of the field, all leading to an evidence-based outcome to the task and preparation of a formal report, as if presented to management.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

8 academic tutorials (including review of structure/outline of project report); and including opportunity for students to give oral presentations as their projects develop. Formative feedback to be provided on these activities.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Project3000 word report in the style of a report to company management (to include an executive summary)100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:25:50

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