Field Development Geology for Petroleum Engineers - PTRL5006

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Introduction to field development geology. Impact of sedimentary environment and associated diagenesis on field development strategy. Carbonate depositional processes and their effect on reservoir characteristics. Identification and characterisation of reservoir flow and barrier units. Reservoir seals. Importance of electrolog correlation in oil and gas field development. Identification and quantification of reservoir heterogeneity. 3D geological modeling. Reserves estimation. Geology of fractured reservoirs. Reservoir geophysics. Aquifer characterisation. New oil from old fields. Data planning during field development. Role of synergy in oil and gas field development. Case histories. Special Project. (PTRL 3016)
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