The course provides an introduction for techniques of well and seismic interpretation for energy exploration and geological storage. Special focus is given to the subsurface geology of the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
Introduction to the subsurface interpretation software
Introduction to the subsurface geology of the Norwegian Continental Shelf
Seismic and well data interpretation
Basic mapping of reservoirs
Generation of deliverables for report and presentation
Techniques for fault interpretation
Subsurface geology for the energy transition
Note: A two-day intensive software course (e.g. Petrel) is offered at the beginning of the semester. Participation in the two-day course is highly recommended as all following activties during the semster will be done using the software.
This course is based on the application of concepts that have been provided in previous courses in the area of petroleum geology, structural geology, stratigraphy and geophysics through the use of specialized interpretation software.
Fundamental background on how to build a subsurface 3D model
Knowledge on basic well correlation and time intervals in sedimentary basins
Knowledge on the geological significance of subsurface mapping and importance for energy exploration and production and geological storage
Be able to built a subsurface earth model using leading edge software tools.
Be able to integrate geological and geophysical data in order to build a subsurface model.
Be able to to correlate well and seismic data using time/depth relationships and syntethic seismograms.
Be able to make oral presentations in order to provide an overview of the geological model and provide guidelines for exploration and production.
Have fundamental skills on integration of different types of subsurface geophysical and geological data and provide the understanding for other engineering activities such as drilling and reservoir.
To communicate and make technical presentations in the area of expertise.
Required prerequisite knowledge
One of the following alternatives: GEO100 Earth, Energy and Climate, GEO210 Structural Geology, PET110 Geophysics and Well Logging GEO100 Earth, Energy and Climate, GEO130 Geophysics, GEO210 Structural Geology
It is recommneded to have basic knowledge in general and petroleum geology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, structural geology and geophysics
Folder evaluation, oral presentation and written exam
Form of assessment
Oral presentations (2)
The course has a continuous assessment with a final written exam. All assessment parts must be passed in order to obtain a final grade in the course. Resit opportunities for the presentations follow the regular course offering. A continuitation exam is offered the following semester for students who fail the written exam.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.