TPG4250 - Electromagnetic Methods in Oil Exploration


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

Description of the CSEM and the MT methods. Basic concepts and basic physics of the CSEM and MT methods. Data processing. Modeling. Inversion. Comparison between seismic data and CSEM data. Joint interpretation with seismic data. Case studies from hydrocarbon exploration.

Learning outcome

The students will get a fundamental understanding of the data acquisition and the underlying physics. They will learn the the data processing sequence from raw data to inverted resistivity cubes. The students will learn to work with processing software that transform the observed data to resistivity cubes by inversion. They shall also be able to interpret EM data and to integrate the results with seismic. After the course the students should be able to use EM data for identification of hydrocarbons in an work flow including seismic data.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. The course will be held in English if international master's students attend. All students participate in the evaluation of the course.

Course materials

Scientific papers.

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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 1
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geophysical Interpretation
  • Applied Geophysics - Non-Seismic Methods
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Geology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum



Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D 2020-11-30
Room Building Number of candidates
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