Petroleum Data Management
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You will explore data types, including seismic and other remote sensing surveys; drilling and well data including MWD/LWD; wireline; well tests; core and samples and how they are used in decision-making. You will then situate these data types in their life cycles, from planning, though collection, management, use and archiving and preservation.
You will step back to examine how data management services are designed and provided and explore how the management of these valuable business assets is governed.
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Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes. The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.Detailed module information
This course is an online course taught through CampusMoodle, the university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which offers you flexibility of where and when you can study. The course was designed as a ‘native’ online learning course, it is not an online version of an on-campus course.
CampusMoodle provides you with full open access to tutors and other class members. You will have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting.
The interactive virtual learning environment provides you with lecture and course materials including:
- Virtual tutorials
- Live chats
- Discussion forums - student and tutor led
- Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
- User friendly material
- Access to our online library
- Virtual Tutorial - 20-30 students per group, 4 hours per semester
- Independent Study - 252 hours per semester
- Guest lectures - 20-30 students per group, 2 hours per semester
The course materials are intended to provide a foundation on which you are expected to build your understanding through independent learning. This includes extra reading, research, watching online videos, engaging in discussion and personal reflection.
STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE
This course is taught by the academic staff within Information Management who have significant teaching, research and professional experience, including experience in the oil industry.
Our staff are Fellows of Advance HE (previously known as the Higher Education Academy). This is a professional recognition of lecturer practice, impact and leadership in teaching and learning.
The content has been developed and reviewed in partnership with industry and some guest lecturers may be invited to give virtual lectures.
Typically students are assessed each year:
- 4 portfolios
We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.
The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
ONLINE LEARNING & SUPPORT
All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on-campus or by online distance learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.
STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.
There is a growing recognition of the need for more effective data management in the energy sector. This course has been promoted by CDA as a means of promoting the professionalisation of data managers within the energy sector.
Is Petroleum Data Management a good career choice?
On completion, you will be able to undertake a diverse range of roles in the energy sector including:
- Data analyst
- Information scientist
- Records manager
In addition to gaining a recognised industry-focussed qualification, this course will also provide you with access to our CILIP accredited courses allowing you to develop your knowledge and career further.
The course facilitates access to any of our Information Management MSc courses.
There are no formal entry requirements to this course. It has been designed as an access route for those with relevant work experience in the energy sector who do not currently have the necessary qualifications in this area. The course facilitates access to any of our master's degree courses available from the Department of Information Management (Information Management, Digital Curation, Information and Library Studies, and Organisational Learning), and enhances professional career development.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.
We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:
Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency.
Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact email@example.com for further information.
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
- £3,290 entire course
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020
- £3, 210 entire course
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:
- The cost of books that you may wish to purchase.
- Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
- Accommodation and living costs
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
Postgraduate students will normally make their own arrangements for payment of fees. However, there are a limited number of SAAS funded places on certain postgraduate courses.
There are also sources of funding that are applicable to categories of student.
Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS
CDA will provide two fully funded scholarship places to the Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Data Management for the academic year 2018/19.
You may also qualify for an other scholarship or financial award:
As a global E&P data services and solutions provider, we welcome this new professional qualification that teaches the value of petroleum data management to upstream oil and gas businesses. We are already beginning to see how our staff have benefited from the knowledge they have gained to better understand our customers’ needs and this can translate into real business value on all sides.
- Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities.
Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities.
We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.University Wide Facilities
The university has moved to home teaching and working following official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government. Our staff will continue to process applications and respond to enquiries about your course during this time.
We’ve got a few options for applying to our postgraduate courses for UK, EU and international applicants.
All applicants to postgraduate courses can apply direct to the university using our online application form.
Applicants from non-EU countries can apply direct to the University with our PDF form.