Project Course in Petroleum Geology (GEO907)

This course gives the student a fundamental and specialised knowledge in the project topic. The student will learn to understand the fundamentals of the used methods and the many aspects of data processing and interpretation.


Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts

Course code

GEO907

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction

English

Content

The topic will be decided on an individual basis and depends on the field of specialisation of the PhD candidate. 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.

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. The student 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.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None

Exam

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Oral exam 1/1 45 Minutes Passed / Not Passed All

In agreement with the student, the supervisor of the PhD candidate defines the topic at the beginning of the course. The oral presentation may be official or unofficial (with or without audience).

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Lisa Jean Watson

Head of Department:

Alejandro Escalona Varela

Method of work

The student will work on an individual geoscientific project which is thematically related to the PhD project. The topic of the project must be such that the project results can be presented orally.

Open for

Technology and Natural Science - PhD programme

Course assessment

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.

Literature

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