ESC-30082 - Reservoir Geology and Geophysics
Coordinator: Stuart Clarke Room: WSF16 Tel: +44 1782 7 33171
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733615

Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

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: 1,2
work as a team to develop a reservoir evaluation: 1
present technical findings from a range of sources, and their own recommendations and risk evaluations in a professional manner: 1,2

Study hours

20 1-hour lectures
10 3-hour practical classes
50 hours assignment work
50 hours private study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Group Presentation weighted 25%
Group technical poster presentation
Industry 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 assessment
Portfolio 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.