Postgraduate course

Advanced Petroleum Geology

Semester of Instruction

Autumn. Intensive course.

This is a course with limited capacity.

Objectives and Content

The course is cross-disciplinary and consists of two parts.

The first part covers key subjects within geothermal energy, pore

pressure, geomechanics and integrated basin modelling. This is covered

though lectures and exercises based on borehole data. Topics covered

include thermal conductivity, heat flow, models of crustal streching,

mechanical and chemical compaction, mechanisms for pore-pressure

buildup, fluid flow on pore-scale and basin scale, fracturing, leakage,

consequences of erosion, migration and modelling of geological processes.

The second part includes elements in geomatics, reservoir geology and

reservoir modelling. The course focuses on the employment of modern

digital mapping techniques, such as lidar and photogrammetry, and how to

interpret these data and employ them for modelling reservoir analogues.

The entire workflow is covered, from data acquisition methods,

processing, interpretation techniques and modelling tools for generating

geo- and simulation models.

Learning Outcomes

After having completed GEOV364 the student will

  • have detailed knowledge about several central themes in petroleum geology.
  • be familiar with central literature and current research within these themes
  • be able to apply this knowledge in individual research projects.
  • be able to evaluate how hydrocarbon phase, reservoir quality and the volume of hydrocarbons in place has changed through geological time, and how these changes influences the probability for discovering oil or gas.

Required Previous Knowledge

Bachelor¿s degree in geology/geophysics or equivalent

Forms of Assessment

Written, 4h

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Exam information