Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module aims to equip students with knowledge of the geological and geophysical techniques used in the exploration for, and the exploitation of, geological reservoirs with respect to geothermal and hydrocarbon energy sources, carbon dioxide sequestration and hydrogen storage.
Intended Learning Outcomes
describe, utilise and critically assess the geological and geophysical techniques in the exploration for, and exploitation of, geological reservoirs: 1,2work as a team to develop a reservoir evaluation: 1present technical findings from a range of sources, and their own recommendations and risk evaluations in a professional manner: 1,2
20 1-hour lectures10 3-hour practical classes50 hours assignment work50 hours private study
1: Group Presentation weighted 25%
Description of Module Assessment
Group technical poster presentationIndustry style technical presentation. ~10 minutes / student
Presentation as a group (approximately 4) but each student takes on a specific role and makes a specific contribution so will attain individual mark.2: Portfolio weighted 75%
Technical portfolio of reservoir assessmentPortfolio of written technical work (~3500 words equivalent) on a reservoir evaluation.
Students will be given a variety of information (e.g., borehole logs, seismic data) and through a series of practical classes evaluate and interpret the information to produce a geological reservoir model and risk evaluation. They will then write a technical report detailing the work done and their recommendations for the exploitation of the reservoir.