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PTDF MSc Past Questions

I see that there is some interest in the PTDF MSc Past Questions section of this blog (naturally) so here are a few past questions. The 2010 exam was the first internet-based (hence objective-based) exam; these others are theory-based. They should give you a heads-up still:


PART THREE
SECTION F (2002)

ANSWER ALL QESTIONS
TIME ALLOWED: 55 MINUTES

1.Define the following terms:
i. Petroleum
ii. Bitumen
iii. Formation Volume Factor
iv. Structural Closure
v. Porosity
vi. Kerogen

2. In what ways can organic matter diagenesis be
monitored?

3. Classify the following porosity types into primary
and secondary: Chalky, Fracture, Intercrystal,
Fenestral, Moldic and Intraparticle.

4. Briefly describe and classify the following types
of traps:
i. Normal fault
ii. Buttress sand
iii. Rollover anticline on growth fault
iv. Compaction anticline

5. Indicate which of the following possible answers
are true ( there may be more than one).

a) if a source rock generates petroleum…