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Project Course in Petroleum Geology GEO907

This course gives the students a fundamental and specialised knowledge in the project topic. The students will learn to understand the fundamentals of the used methods and the many aspects of data processing and interpretation. The topic of this project course will be decided on an individual basis and depends on the field of specialisation of the PhD student.


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

Facts
Course code

GEO907

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction

English

Offered by

Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources

Learning outcome
After the course, the student should have fundamental and specialised knowledge in the project topic. The student should fully understand the fundamentals of the used methods and the many aspects of data processing and interpretation. S/he should understand and be able to communicate the scientific and / or industrial importance of the project results - on a broader scale than the actual project topic.
Content

The topic will be decided on an individual basis and depends on the field of specialisation of the PhD student. The project topic may be a subfield of one or several of the following geoscientific disciplines. Also subfields of geoscientific disciplines, or disciplines related to geosciences that are not mentioned here are possible:

Sequence stratigraphy and depositional systems, structural geology, petrography and geochemistry including mineralogy and isotope geochemistry, exploration geophysics and petrophysics, subsurface interpretation, geostatistics and decision analysis, construction of geomodels, and geospatial applications.

Required prerequisite knowledge
Master degree in Geosciences or Petroleum Engineering
Recommended prerequisites
Completed courses at BSc or MSc level including specialisation tools or topics relevant for the PhD project. Alternatively or additionally, first-hand experience with these tools or topics is recommended.
Exam

Folder evaluation with report and presentation

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Report 1/2 Pass - Fail
Presentation 1/2 Pass - Fail

Folder evaluation with report and presentationThe student has to write a report and give a presentation on the same topic. In agreement with the student, the supervisor of the PhD defines the topic at the beginning of the course. The report may, for example, be an internal report or a congress abstract. The oral presentation may be official or unofficial (with or without audience). The decision for this and for the length and structure of the report and the oral presentation is taken by the supervisor.The final grade will be based on the quality of the report and the oral presentation. The two parts will count for 50 % each of the final grade. There is no opportunity to retake any of these parts

Course teacher(s)
Course teacher: Wiktor Waldemar Weibull
Course coordinator: Alejandro Escalona Varela
Head of Department: Alejandro Escalona Varela
Course coordinator: Alejandro Escalona Varela
Method of work
The student will work on an individual geoscientific project which thematically is related to the PhD topic. The topic of the project must be such that the project results can be presented orally.
Open for
Technology and Natural Science - PhD programme
Literature
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