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Module Title
Managing Subsurface Exploration And Production Data
Reference BS3965 Version 2
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 9
Approved June 2016 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
The aim of this module is to enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of subsurface exploration and production data and evaluate its importance to the upstream oil and gas business.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Describe the upstream oil and gas industry, the activities that use and generate subsurface data and the associated costs and value of the data.
2 Differentiate between data, information and knowledge and judge whether the difference is significant in different scenarios.
3 Evaluate and articulate the scope and value of information management in the upstream oil and gas industry in the context of information need.
4 Understand and convey the lifecycle of subsurface exploration and production data and related information management issues.
5 Evaluate the organisational context for data management and relationships with other disciplines including Geomatics, GIS and Information Technology.

Indicative Module Content
Exploration and Production terminology; Introduction to petroleum geology; Subsurface data types and data life cycle; Information management; Wells and well information; Acquisition of well data; Acquisition and processing of seismic data; Acquisition of drilling and production related data and information and its uses; Interpretation and use of well and seismic data; Organisational context for data management; Business value of subsurface data management.

Module Delivery
Online distance learning

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours N/A 24
Non-Contact Hours N/A 126
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Individual Portfolio Assessment

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

This module starts in September for students undertaking it as part of Graduate Certificate Petroleum Data Management. The module is also available as a Short Course for Continuing Professional Development starting in either September or January for 16 weeks.

1 CDA/SCHLUMBERGER, 2011. The business value for data management: a case study.
2 HAWTIN, S., 2013. The management of oil industry exploration and production data. London: CreateSpace.
3 KUIJK, H.J.A.V., 2011. Five pillars of knowledge, information and data management. London: CreateSpace.
4 SPEIGHT J.G., 2015. Handbook of offshore oil and gas operations. Waltham, MA : Gulf Professional Publications.

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