Field Development Geology and Geophysics - PTRL3003

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:


CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

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PART A - FIELD GEOLOGY: This part aims to provide petroleum engineers the basic knowledge regarding various techniques and methods which can be applied right from field discovery to field abandonment stage. The topics to be covered are: Sandstone depositional environments, Identification of sandstone depositional environments and associated facies, carbonate depositional models and facies, diagenesis of sandstone and carbonate reservoirs, case histories of field development, reservoir correlation based on electro logs, flow unit characterisation, reservoir seals, reservoir barriers, reservoir heterogeneity, reserves estimate, geological modelling, new oil (incremental oil) from old field, fractured reservoirs, aquifer charactersiation, role of synergy in field development.

PART B - RESERVOIR GEOPHYSICS: Introduction. Multi-disciplinary teams. Seismic energy propagation. Zoeppritz equations. Common midpoint methods. Shot record. Seismic data processing. NMO calculations. Seismic data intrepretation. 3D-4D seismic methods. NPV. The Stratton gas field. Instrumented oil fields. Vertical seismic profiles. Seismic inversion. Amplitude variation with offset. Electro-magnetic methods.


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