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GEO540_1

3D Geomodelling

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


Students will learn how to build 3D structural geomodels and generate facies/property models.
Students will learn the basics of building 3D geological models working through a full structural and property modelling workflow. Students will build their own models using the Petrel software. They will also receive training in the use of RMS. The course will include a mandatory field course to Greece where outcrops will be mapped for the purposes of building structural and facies models.
Please note that there will be an extra cost for taking part in this excursion to cover travel and food costs. Due to logistical reasons, there is a maximum limit of 25 students.

Learning outcome

After completing this course the student should be able to:
Knowledge•
  • Understand the main processes for building 3D Geological Models
  • Improved understanding of seismic scale 3D structural and facies geometries

Skills •
  • Be able to build 3D geological models using industry standard software •
  • Map regional geological structures and construct viable 3D structural models •
  • Analyse data and construct facies/petrophysical models

General Competence •
  • The ability to communicate technically, effectively in written and oral form •
  • The ability to work in teams and interact with colleagues in an ethical and professional manner.

Contents

Students will learn how to build 3D structural geomodels and generate facies/property models.
Students will learn the basics of building 3D geological models working through a full structural and property modelling workflow. Students will build their own models using the Petrel software. They will also receive training in the use of RMS. The course will include a mandatory field course to Greece where outcrops will be mapped for the purposes of building structural and facies models.
Please note that there will be an extra cost for taking part in this excursion to cover travel and food costs. Due to logistical reasons, there is a maximum limit of 25 students.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Recommended previous knowledge

GEO530 Decision Analysis and Geostatistics, MPG230 Geostatistics and reservoir modelling

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Portfolio and project report1/1 A - F
Portfolio evaluation consist of:
  • Laboratory reports: 15%
  • Submission tasks: 35%
  • Project report: 50%. The procjet report consist of:Structural model presentation that counts 50%
  • Facies model report that counts 50%

If a student fails or want to improve the grade, she/he have to take the whole course again the following year.

Coursework requirements

Field trip
The field course is mandatory.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Christopher Townsend
Head of Department
Alejandro Escalona Varela

Method of work

Course participation as it requires the training of computer skills and application of concepts both in the lab and in the field.
Classes will take place weekly during the spring semester, mainly week 2-4 and week 11-19. Usually 2 classes per week. Each class will be 8 hours long and may take place during late afternoon or early evening. In some weeks classes will not be run. Students will be expected to undertake work outside of classes.
In the beginning of the semester, there will be a Petrel software course. It is highly recommended that the students take part in this course, as this software will be used during the lectures and teaching activities.
A 8 day field trip to Greece is compulsory.

Open to

Petroleum Geosciences Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme

Course assessment

Standard UiS procedure.

Literature

Caers 2005, Petroleum Geostatistics, SPE
Caers 2011, Modelling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences, Wiley-Blackwell
Ringrose & Bentley Reservoir Model Design http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/geophysics/book/978-94-007-5496-6,
Course notes and other references provided during class and loaded in Canvas or the geoserver.


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 19.09.2019

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