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3D Geomodelling GEO540

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.


Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts
Course code

GEO540

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Spring

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Spring

Language of instruction

English

Offered by

Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources

Learning outcome

After completing this course the student should be able to:

Knowledge•

  • Understand the main processes for building 3D Geological Models
  • Improved understanding of seismic scale 3D structural and facies geometries

Skills •

  • Be able to build 3D geological models using industry standard software •
  • Map regional geological structures and construct viable 3D structural models •
  • Analyse data and construct facies/petrophysical models

General Competence •

  • The ability to communicate technically, effectively in written and oral form •
  • The ability to work in teams and interact with colleagues in an ethical and professional manner.
Content

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.

Required prerequisite knowledge
None
Recommended prerequisites
GEO530 Decision Analysis and Geostatistics, MPG230 Geostatistics and reservoir modelling
Exam

Folder evaluation

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Folder evaluation 1/1 1 Semesters A - F All.

Participation in the Field trip is required in order to finish the reports.Portfolio evaluation consists of:
• Laboratory reports: 10%
• Submission task: 40%
• Project report in structural model presentation: 25%.
• Facies model report: 25%

The grade of the Portfolio is not given until all the reports have been assessed and the portfolio as a Whole graded. For the Portfolio, there are no resit possibilities.

Coursework requirements
Field trip
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Christopher Townsend
Head of Department: Alejandro Escalona Varela
Method of work

Course participation as it requires the training of computer skills and application of concepts both in the lab and in the field.

Classes will take place weekly during the spring semester, mainly week 2-4 and week 11-19. Usually 2 classes per week. Each class will be 8 hours long and may take place during late afternoon or early evening. In some weeks classes will not be run. Students will be expected to undertake work outside of classes.

In the beginning of the semester, there will be a Petrel software course. It is highly recommended that the students take part in this course, as this software will be used during the lectures and teaching activities.

A 8 day field trip to Greece is compulsory.

Open for
Petroleum Geosciences Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Course assessment
Standard UiS procedure.
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