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IPG510 Rock Properties, Petrophysics, Well Log Analysis Course Page

Description: Basic formation evaluation with emphasis on determination of lithology, porosity, permeability, fluid saturation of reservoir rocks; basic principles of standard downhole wireline logging techniques (gamma ray, spontaneous potential, sonic, density, neutron, resistivity) and interpretation of downhole wireline data; review of some other advanced logging techniques; core sampling methodologies; introduction to modern laboratory petrophysical techniques; core-well log integration. [Faculty of Science]

IPG512 Seismic Interpretation Course Page

Description: This introduction to seismic interpretation will cover the following topics: Overview of reflection seismology; limits to seismic reflection profiling; pitfalls in seismic interpretation; petroleum systems; seismic-to-well ties and seismic phase; structural and stratigraphic interpretation; carbonate reefs and salt; direct hydrocarbon indicators and impedance inversions; amplitude variations with offset; and use of seismic attributes to assist geologic interpretations. [Faculty of Science]

IPG514 Petroleum Basin Analysis Course Page

Description: Classification and evolution of sedimentary basins; tectonics and sedimentation; methods of sedimentary basin analysis; basin forming mechanisms: classification of basins in a plate-tectonic context; discussion of individual basin types: controls on accommodation and stratigraphic architecture; evaluation of burial and thermal history of sedimentary basins; migration and entrapment in sedimentary basins; exploration applications of basin modeling. [Faculty of Science]

IPG516 Petroleum Production Course Page

Description: Overview of petroleum production in a modern industrial setting. Topics include relationships between geology, basic reservoir rock properties, surface and interfacial phenomena, fluid flow through porous media, classification of oil and natural gas reservoirs, and an introduction to reserve estimation principles and oil recovery strategies. [Faculty of Science]

IPG518 Hydrocarbon Reservoir Analysis Course Page

Description: An analysis of the fundamental geological factors that determine the economic success of producing hydrocarbons from a reservoir: porosity, permeability, compartmentalization by depositional environment and tectonics, and reservoir conditions requiring special drilling and completion techniques. The methods appropriate to appraise a reservoir are reviewed, with an emphasis on placing the factors in the framework of risk analysis. [Faculty of Science]

IPG601A Independent Research Project Course Page

Description: The integrated independent research project may incorporate a variety of aspects of modern geosciences as practised in industry. Students sponsored by a company may use data from industry in these projects. Prerequisites: IPG 510, 512, 514, 516, 518 and *12 in EAS and/or GEOPH at the 500-level. [Faculty of Science]

IPG601B Independent Research Project Course Page

Description: The integrated independent research project may incorporate a variety of aspects of modern geosciences as practised in industry. Students sponsored by a company may use data from industry in these projects. Prerequisites: IPG 510, 512, 514, 516, 518 and *12 in EAS and/or GEOPH at the 500-level. [Faculty of Science]

IPG610 Seminar and Field Trips Course Page

Description: May take place all in one week. Series of seminars covering topics such as risk analysis, resource law, resource economics, land issues, environmental impact, government programs, equity markets and their regulation, reserve estimation, downstream petroleum industry, world energy supply and demand, nonconventional hydrocarbon sources. Field trips may include local Alberta geology, visits to drill rigs, enhanced oil recovery operations, and the archival core storage facilities. Attendance is mandatory. The course will be graded on a credit /no credit system. This course may require the payment of additional fees. [Faculty of Science]