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Petroleum and mining geology

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A.A. 2021/22

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Petroleum And Mining Engineering (Ingegneria Del Petrolio E Mineraria) - Torino

Borrow

01RVQNF 01SAXNW 05MAXNW

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 80
Esercitazioni in aula 20
Tutoraggio 40
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Taddia Glenda   Professore Associato GEO/05 66 10 0 0 1
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
GEO/05 10 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria per l'ambiente e il territorio
2020/21
The course Petroleum and mining geology is mainly aimed to provide geological skills for engineers involved in the Petroleum industry and mining. Primary objectives of the first part Introduction to Geology and rocks are to describe the basic concepts of the Physical Geology, the internal structure of the earth, the rocks classification and origin. The lessons course concentrates mainly on sedimentology and sedimentation environments. The second part Sedimentary basins and Hydrocarbons concentrates on sedimentary basins and highlights selected geological principles and processes and relationships with hydrocarbons generation and accumulation. In the third part the course focus on the Mining Geology. In particular lessons regard the fundamentals of the mineral resources, mine design, mine mapping and sampling, resource estimation methods. A fourth part regards the basic concepts of Geological mapping and geological data interpretation and correlation.
The Petroleum and mining geology course is mainly aimed to provide geological skills for engineers involved in the petroleum and mining industry. The primary objectives of the first part - Introduction to Geology and Rocks - are to describe the basic concepts of the Physical Geology, the internal structure of the Earth, the rocks classifications and origin. The second part - Sedimentary basins and Hydrocarbons - concentrates on sedimentary basins and highlights selected geological principles and processes and relationships with hydrocarbons generation and accumulation processes. The third part focuses on the Mining Geology aspects. In particular, lessons introduce the fundamentals of the mineral resources generation, mine design, mine mapping and sampling, resource estimation methods. A fourth part regards the basic concepts of geological mapping, geological data interpretation and correlation.
The student will acquire specific skills that related to: - major geodynamic phenomena and nature of the rocks - understanding of the main geological phenomena of sedimentary basins genesis and evolution - origin, migration and trapping of hydrocarbons - fundamental of applied mining geology - fundamentals of geological, reservoir and mine mapping
At the end of the course, students should have acquired specific skills that related to: - major geodynamic phenomena and nature of the rocks - main geological phenomena of sedimentary basins genesis and evolution - origin, migration and trapping of hydrocarbons - fundamental aspects of applied mining geology - fundamental aspects of geological and geo-engineering mapping
Intermediate knowledge of the main natural physical and chemical phenomena
Intermediate knowledge of the main natural physical and chemical phenomena.
The course is subdivided into four main sections. Section I: Introduction to Geology and rocks (4 CFU) Lectures: Introduction to Geology, Geologic time, the Earth system, the rock cycle, Earth internal structure, Continental drifts and their evidences, plate tectonics, mechanism, continental boundaries. Rock-forming minerals, Igneous and metamorphic rocks. Introduction to Sedimentology, Sedimentray rocks. Sediment transport and deposition. Sedimentary structures. Facies and depositional environments. Stratigraphic principles, Sequence stratigraphy, Sedimentological Processes Modeling. Section II: Sedimentary basins and Hydrocarbons (2 CFU) Lectures: Characterization and evolution of sedimentary basins. Oil and gas systems, Source rocks and petroleum generation, Petroleum migration, Petroleum accumulation in trap. Section III - Mining Geology (2 CFU) Lectures: Mine design, mine mapping, sampling and mineral resources. Section IV – Geological mapping (2 CFU) Lectures: Fundamentals of mapping, Geological survey, Data acquisition, Correlations, Conceptual geological models. This section includes both lectures and practical exercises
The course is subdivided into four main sections. Section I: Introduction to geology and rocks (4 CFU) Lectures: Introduction to geology, geologic time, the Earth system, the rock cycle, Earth internal structure, continental drifts and their evidences, plate tectonics, continental boundaries. Rock-forming minerals, igneous and metamorphic rocks. Introduction to sedimentology, sedimentary rocks. Sediment transport and deposition. Facies and depositional environments. Stratigraphic principles, sequence stratigraphy, sedimentological Processes Modelling. Section II: Sedimentary basins and Hydrocarbons (2 CFU) Lectures: Characterization and evolution of sedimentary basins. Oil and gas systems, source rocks and hydrocarbons generation, migration phenomena, accumulation in trap. Section III - Mining Geology (2 CFU) Lectures: Mineral deposits, sampling and mineral resources estimation, Mine design. Section IV – Geological mapping (2 CFU) Lectures: Fundamentals of mapping, geological survey, data acquisition, correlations, conceptual geological models. This section includes both lectures and practical exercises
Lessons will be held in plenary sessions. The exercises in the final part of the course were held in small groups directly in the classroom. Depending on the organization conditions it could be possible to make a field trip.
Lessons will be held in plenary sessions. The exercises in the final part of the course were held in small groups directly in the classroom. Depending on the organization conditions, it could be possible to make a field trip.
Summary of the main topics and PPT slides are available on the course web site. Main reference texts: - Compton R.R. (1962) Manual of field geology. John Wiley & Sons. - Chapman R.E. (1983) Petroleum Geology. Elsevier. ISBN 0-444-42165-3 - Hyne N.J.(2001) Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production. Pennwell. ISBN 0-87814-823-X - Knut B. (2010). Petroleum Geology. Springer. ISBN: 9783642023316. Other specific references will be provided during the course. - Marat A. (2016) Applied Mining Geology Springer ISSN 1876-1690 (electronic)
Summary of the main topics and PPT slides are made available on the course web site. Main reference texts: - Compton R.R. (1962) Manual of field geology. John Wiley & Sons. - Chapman R.E. (1983) Petroleum Geology. Elsevier. ISBN 0-444-42165-3 - Hyne N.J. (2001) Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling and Production. Pennwell. ISBN 0-87814-823-X - Knut B. (2010) Petroleum Geology. Springer. ISBN: 9783642023316. - Marat A. (2016) Applied Mining Geology. Springer. ISSN 1876-1690 (electronic) - Bustillo Revuelta M. (2018) Mineral Resources. Springer. DOI 10-1007/987-3-319-58760-8-4 Other specific references will be provided during the course.
Modalità di esame: Prova scritta (in aula); Prova orale facoltativa;
Exam: Written test; Optional oral exam;
The written examination (1,10 hours) consists of a set of questions, numerically evaluated. If the numerical assessment is sufficient (over 18/30) students can ask for an optional oral exam to improve the final evaluation.
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Written test; Optional oral exam;
The written examination (1,10 hours) consists of a set of questions, numerically evaluated. If the numerical assessment is sufficient (over 18/30) students can ask for an optional oral exam to improve the final evaluation.
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale facoltativa; Prova scritta tramite PC con l'utilizzo della piattaforma di ateneo;
Exam: written test; optional oral exam The purpose of the examination is to verify the understanding of the main characteristics of the geological systems and environments examined during the course and the ability to present concisely and comprehensively in short written texts the main elements learned. The obligatory written exam lasts 1,5 hour and consists of 30 questions with multiple choice and 3 questions with open answer. During the examination, it is not allowed to hold and consult notebooks, books, sheets with exercises, forms, calculators. The final evaluation will be the sum of the results of the 30 multiple choice questions (each closed question is valid: 0,5 point if right, 0 points if unanswered, -0,3 points if wrong) and the evaluation of the answers to the 3 open-questions (5 points each). In the open-questions the notational clarity and the exhibition rigor allow to acquire the laude. The results of the written exam are communicated on the teaching portal, together with the date on which students who pass the written exam (>18/30) can ask to take the optional oral exam. After the publishing of the results, students that want to ask for the oral exam must send an email to the teacher. The same for those that instead are not satisfied and want to refuse the written test evaluation. In that case, the written exam should be repeated and the positive evaluation definitely deleted. Without any email asking the oral exam or refusing the written test evaluation, the exam will be officially registered with the written test mark. The oral exam (2-3 questions) aims to explain the main concepts learned and can allow you to confirm the grade of the written test or modify it (increase or decrease it up to a maximum of 4 points). It covers the entire course program and has a maximum duration of 15-20 minutes. In any case, oral exam can be also decided by free decision of the teacher, in case it is appropriate to deepen after the written test.
Exam: Optional oral exam; Computer-based written test using the PoliTo platform;
The purpose of the examination is to verify the understanding of the main characteristics of the geological systems and environments examined during the course and the ability to present concisely and comprehensively in short written texts the main elements learned. The obligatory written exam lasts 1,5 hour and consists of 30 questions with multiple choice and 3 questions with open answer. During the examination, it is not allowed to hold and consult notebooks, books, sheets with exercises, forms, calculators. The final evaluation will be the sum of the results of the 30 multiple choice questions (each closed question is valid: 0,5 point if right, 0 points if unanswered, -0,3 points if wrong) and the evaluation of the answers to the 3 open-questions (5 points each). In the open-questions the notational clarity and the exhibition rigor allow to acquire the laude. The results of the written exam are communicated on the teaching portal, together with the date on which students who pass the written exam (>18/30) can ask to take the optional oral exam. After the publishing of the results, students that want to ask for the oral exam must send an email to the teacher. The same for those that instead are not satisfied and want to refuse the written test evaluation. In that case, the written exam should be repeated and the positive evaluation definitely deleted. Without any email asking the oral exam or refusing the written test evaluation, the exam will be officially registered with the written test mark. The oral exam (2-3 questions) aims to explain the main concepts learned and can allow you to confirm the grade of the written test or modify it (increase or decrease it up to a maximum of 4 points). It covers the entire course program and has a maximum duration of 15-20 minutes. In any case, oral exam can be also decided by free decision of the teacher, in case it is appropriate to deepen after the written test.
Modalità di esame: Prova orale facoltativa; Prova scritta tramite PC con l'utilizzo della piattaforma di ateneo;
Exam: written test; optional oral exam The purpose of the examination is to verify the understanding of the main characteristics of the geological systems and environments examined during the course and the ability to present concisely and comprehensively in short written texts the main elements learned. The obligatory written exam lasts 1,5 hour and consists of 30 questions with multiple choice and 3 questions with open answer. During the examination, it is not allowed to hold and consult notebooks, books, sheets with exercises, forms, calculators. The final evaluation will be the sum of the results of the 30 multiple choice questions (each closed question is valid: 0,5 point if right, 0 points if unanswered, -0,3 points if wrong) and the evaluation of the answers to the 3 open-questions (5 points each). In the open-questions the notational clarity and the exhibition rigor allow to acquire the laude. The results of the written exam are communicated on the teaching portal, together with the date on which students who pass the written exam (>18/30) can ask to take the optional oral exam. After the publishing of the results, students that want to ask for the oral exam must send an email to the teacher. The same for those that instead are not satisfied and want to refuse the written test evaluation. In that case, the written exam should be repeated and the positive evaluation definitely deleted. Without any email asking the oral exam or refusing the written test evaluation, the exam will be officially registered with the written test mark. The oral exam (2-3 questions) aims to explain the main concepts learned and can allow you to confirm the grade of the written test or modify it (increase or decrease it up to a maximum of 4 points). It covers the entire course program and has a maximum duration of 15-20 minutes. In any case, oral exam can be also decided by free decision of the teacher, in case it is appropriate to deepen after the written test.
Exam: Optional oral exam; Computer-based written test using the PoliTo platform;
The purpose of the examination is to verify the understanding of the main characteristics of the geological systems and environments examined during the course and the ability to present concisely and comprehensively in short written texts the main elements learned. The obligatory written exam lasts 1,5 hour and consists of 30 questions with multiple choice and 3 questions with open answer. During the examination, it is not allowed to hold and consult notebooks, books, sheets with exercises, forms, calculators. The final evaluation will be the sum of the results of the 30 multiple choice questions (each closed question is valid: 0,5 point if right, 0 points if unanswered, -0,3 points if wrong) and the evaluation of the answers to the 3 open-questions (5 points each). In the open-questions the notational clarity and the exhibition rigor allow to acquire the laude. The results of the written exam are communicated on the teaching portal, together with the date on which students who pass the written exam (>18/30) can ask to take the optional oral exam. After the publishing of the results, students that want to ask for the oral exam must send an email to the teacher. The same for those that instead are not satisfied and want to refuse the written test evaluation. In that case, the written exam should be repeated and the positive evaluation definitely deleted. Without any email asking the oral exam or refusing the written test evaluation, the exam will be officially registered with the written test mark. The oral exam (2-3 questions) aims to explain the main concepts learned and can allow you to confirm the grade of the written test or modify it (increase or decrease it up to a maximum of 4 points). It covers the entire course program and has a maximum duration of 15-20 minutes. In any case, oral exam can be also decided by free decision of the teacher, in case it is appropriate to deepen after the written test.
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