Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering
- Compulsory courses
- HSE-course for master students Year 1 / Semester 1
The HSE course consists of 10 modules:
- The Working Environment Act
- Safety equipment
- Current and Voltage
- Fire protection
- First aid
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Kim André Nesse Vorland
- Master Thesis Year 2 / Semester 3
The master thesis is an independent project in which you will apply the knowledge acquired during your studies on solving a given assignment. It is through this assignment that you will show your abilities and qualities as a coming engineer.
The assignment will normally be carried out during the last semester of your studies. At this stage you will have acquired the knowledge and know-how needed for accomplishing a relevant assignment in your studies.
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- Recommended courses 1st and 3rd semester
- Structural Styles Year 1 / Semester 1
Based on the concept of structural styles, this course provides an overview of hydrocarbon-bearing structural assemblages in extensional, contractional and strike-slip settings, and the techniques used to interpret them and unravel their evolution.
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- Seismic Reflection Methods Year 1 / Semester 1
Seismic reflection methods constitute the main geophysical tools used in the oil industry for exploration and production of hydrocarbons. In order to carry out proper and valid interpretation of seismic data, it is essential first to have a thorough understanding of the geophysical principles behind the different aspects of seismic data acquisition and the various modules involved in seismic data processing.
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Wiktor Waldemar Weibull
- Sequence Stratigraphy Year 1 / Semester 1
The course concentrates on the building block of the sedimentary rock record, their geometries and evolution through the time. The course aim to give the students a good understanding of sequence stratigraphic concepts, in order to analyze and interpret the sedimentary rocks within a chronostratigraphic framework.
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- Depositional Systems Year 1 / Semester 1
This course concentrates on the building blocks of the sedimentary rock record, their geometries and evolution through time. It also stresses the importance of depositional systems in a contexct of source rocks and reservoir rocks as wess as their spatial relationship in the geologic record.
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- Petroleum Systems Year 1 / Semester 1
Learn about Petroleum system analysis which includes:
- Source rocks: depositional environment, quality, petroleum generation potential, maturity
- Migration of petroleum from source to trap
- Relation between petroleum phase in trap and seal quality
- How to reveal the origin of petroleum (type of source rock from which it was generated)
- Basin modeling; How subsidence history, heatflow and conductivity guides timing of petroleum generation
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Sverre Ekrene Ohm
- Petrophysics and Seismic Analysis Year 1 / Semester 1
Introduction to petrophysical and seismic data analysis for applications within exploration and production of hydrocarbons.
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- Thesis Seminar Year 1 / Semester 1
This course is an elective which aims to help students improve their research, writing, and presentation skills in preparation for the thesis. The course is handled as a seminar and in close collaboration with the selected supervisor.
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Lisa Jean Watson
- Reservoir Characterisation Year 1 / Semester 1
Petroleum geologists need to adapt permanently to modern developments in the application of analytical techniques besides the standard geophysical, structural and stratigraphic methods used in the normal workflow. This course will introduce various methods used in petroleum geology which are aimed to understand source, reservoir and seal rocks of hydrocarbon reservoirs. The student will be introduced to the principles of state-of-the-art methods and theory behind these.
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- Other courses 1st and 3rd semester
- Sequence Stratigraphy; a Tool for Basin Analysis Year 1 / Semester 1
- Rift basin reservoirs - from outcrop to model Year 1 / Semester 1
- Glaciers and glaciation Year 1 / Semester 1
- Arctic Offshore Engineering Year 1 / Semester 1
- PVT of Petroleum Reservoirs and Fluids Year 1 / Semester 1
Understanding petroleum reservoirs rocks, their properties and the pressure, volume and temperature (PVT) conditions that affect their fluids is part of the basic knowledge that both geoscientists and engineers need to confront on a daily basis in the petroleum industry.
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- Computational Reservoir and Well Modeling Year 1 / Semester 1
This course gives an introduction to how mathematical models can be used to describe flow processes taking place in reservoirs and wells. The student will get an introduction to how such models can be solved by analytical and numerical techniques. Models in general are very much used in the petroleum industry.
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- Reservoir Geomechanics Year 1 / Semester 1
Evaluation of in situ reservoir mechanical behaviour requires relevant input data. In addition to the fundamentals of geomechanics (theories of elasticity and failure mechanics, borehole stresses, and acoustic wave propagation), a major part of this course will thus include the important task of obtaining parameters that are relevant for geomechanics field application, be it from laboratory tests or from analyses of field data.
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Merete Vadla Madland
- Formation Evaluation and Well Testing Year 1 / Semester 1
Formation evaluation covers the use of logs, cores and WL/well tests for the evaluation of geology, reservoir quality, HC-volume and segmentation/barrier.
Well testing covers the theoretical basis for analysis of test data from oil and gas wells, including data from wireline-based operations, and standard methods of practical applications of the theory to determine reservoir and well parameters from test data.
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- Economics and Decision Analysis for Engineers Year 1 / Semester 1
This course teaches the skills required for a key component of an Engineer's job - creating value by making decisions that yield optimal returns on the allocation of human and financial resources. Engineers perform technical work to support the business objectives of the organization they work for (corporation, government). It is therefore important that they understand that business because it will influence the judgments they make.
Economic evaluations provide the main source of the organization's information by which investment and operational decisions are made regarding the most effective use of resources. There are many subtleties and assumptions that underlie the apparently straight-forward economic calculations that are often seen. Consequently, a fundamental understanding of the concepts behind economic evaluation and of techniques for performing them within a petroleum context, are essential skills.
The many uncertainties inherent to the offshore business create considerable uncertainty in the value that can be realized from resource-allocation decisions. Consequently, there will be a strong emphasis on evaluating the impacts of uncertainty, managing its resultant risks and planning to exploit its up-side potential.
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Reidar Brumer Bratvold
- Recommended courses 2nd semester
- Decision Analysis and Geostatistics Year 1 / Semester 2
Everyone makes decisions, but few people think about how they do it. Yet, psychological research shows that we are prone to many different errors of thought that degrade our decision making ability. In this course we will discuss the principles and fundamental concepts for the normative theory of decision making under uncertainty. Geostatistics will be used as a tool to quantify may decision relevant uncertainties.
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Reidar Brumer Bratvold
- 3D Geomodelling Year 1 / Semester 2
Students will learn how to build 3D structural geomodels and generate facies/property models.
Students will learn the basics of building 3D geological models working through a full structural and property modelling workflow. Students will build their own models using the Petrel software. They will also receive training in the use of RMS. The course will include a mandatory field course to Greece where outcrops will be mapped for the purposes of building structural and facies models.
Please note that there will be an extra cost for taking part in this excursion to cover travel and food costs. Due to logistical reasons, there is a maximum limit of 25 students.
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- Seismic Interpretation Year 1 / Semester 2
This course will provide advanced skills in subsurface interpretation methods and to integrate different types of geological information by using leading edge software and worldwide data examples that will expose the students to different types of geologic problems in exploration and production of hydrocarbons.
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- Advanced Fieldwork Methodology for Petroleum Geologists Year 1 / Semester 2
The course is for students interested in fieldwork related to geosciences. The fieldwork builds on experience in the field and focus on petroleum plays and a regional geological setting to be investigated. It is expected that the student is versatile in mapping, elaborating profiles and rock identification. This course includes a mandatory geological field trip.
Please note that there will be an extra cost for taking part in this excursion to cover travel and food costs. Due to logistical reasons, there is a maximum limit of 15 students.
Participation in this course will be decided by the student's average grades within his or hers respective study program. The field trip is mandatory.
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- Integrated Reservoir Management From Seismic Field Development Planning Year 1 / Semester 2
Students will learn, get familiar, and apply the following concepts:
- Closed Loop Reservoir Management
- Big Loop Model conditioning
- Multidisciplinary way of thinking
- Integrated workflows
The course will introduce an integrated reservoir management workflow that starts with seismic and ends with the field development planning.
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Remus Gabriel Hanea
- Other courses 2nd semester
- Fold and Thrust Belts and Foreland Basin Systems Year 1 / Semester 2
- Polar Petroleum Provinces Year 1 / Semester 2
- Arctic Seismic Exploration Year 1 / Semester 2
- Sedimentology Field course - from depositional systems to sedimentary architecture Year 1 / Semester 2
- Geological Constraints on CO2 Storage Year 1 / Semester 2
This course is taught at the University Centre in Svalbard. Here you will find more information about the course.
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- Arctic Offshore Engineering - Fieldwork Year 1 / Semester 2
- Electro Microscopy Year 1 / Semester 2
The course gives an introduction to transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for characterization of microstructures in materials science.
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- Core Scale Modelling and Interpretation Year 1 / Semester 2
A central part of the course is to consider 1D models relevant for simulating single- and two-phase flow on lab scale.
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Pål Østebø Andersen
- Reservoir Chemistry Year 1 / Semester 2
Water injection is the most common method for pressure support and displacement of oil from the reservoir. The chemical composition of ions in the injection water can cause precipitation of scale in the reservoir and in the production well, influence the formation strength/stability, and change the reservoir wettability that influences the oil recovery. Good knowledge about reservoir chemistry can minimize problems related to reduction in injectivity and productivity, and at the same time optimize oil recovery.
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This is the study programme for 2017/2018. It is subject to change.