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ES4007   Petroleum Exploration and Geophysics

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Thu (lectures), 2.00 - 5.00 pm Thu (practicals)

The fundamental concepts, techniques and practices of the hydrocarbon exploration industry are presented. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the geoscience of petroleum exploration, particularly using geophysical methods, and a working knowledge of modern concepts in oil and gas geology.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass ES2001 and ( pass ES2002 or pass ES2003 )

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 18 lectures and 4 workshops, 2 practicals and support sessions (Weeks 1 - 10).

Scheduled learning hours: 54

Guided independent study hours: 99

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework (Petrel Logging - 50%, Carbonate Workshop - 20%, Wireline Logging Workshop - 10%, North Sea Report - 20%) = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Current Coursework (Petrel Logging) = 50%, Coursework = 50%, No Re-assessment if Coursework mark is less than 4


Module coordinator: Professor C R Bates
Module teaching staff: Dr R Bates