ESC-40038 - MGeoscience: Exploration Geophysics for the Hydrocarbon Industry
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733615

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

ESC-300036 (Exploration Geophysics for the Hydrocarbon Industry).

Description for 2022/23

Exploration Geophysics for the Hydrocarbon Industry investigates the use of exploration geophysics techniques employed in the search for hydrocarbons. It includes borehole geophysical methods for determining petrophysical rock properties and the acquisition, processing and interpretation of seismic reflection data. The module provides the vocabulary, knowledge and technical expertise to enter a career as a hydrocarbon exploration industry geophysicist.

Aims
This module aims to enhance knowledge and systematic understanding of exploration geophysics, particularly those techniques employed in the exploration for hydrocarbons, offshore windfarm site surveys and in carbon capture and storage projects, and to equip the student with the vocabulary and technical expertise to enter a career as geophysicist in these industries.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/esc-40038/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

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Study hours

Scheduled: 22 1-hour lecture equivalent; 8 3-hour practical class equivalent
Independent: 92 hours assignment work; 12 hours private study

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment