Introduction to Oil and Gas Environment

Introduction to Oil and Gas Environment. Introduction to Oil and Gas Environment. Coursework Assignment Brief
Semester:
C16 Summer 2016

Module Title:
Introduction to Oil and Gas Environment

Any special requirements:
? All work should be submitted on the Student Portal along with a Turnitin Report
? Work to be submitted in a professional manner, and as directed by the Module Leader
Word Limit:
2,000 words (with 10% plus or minus leeway)
Deadline date for submission:
Monday, 15th August 2016
Learning outcomes to be examined in this assessment
? Describe the roles and responsibilities of key divisions in an oil and gas sector organisation
? Demonstrate an understanding of the competitive elements in each division or department
? Discuss the contribution to communities of oil and gas sector activities, the requirements for performance reporting and the value of branding and marketing
? Understand the significance of the environment to the success of a business
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Percentage of marks awarded for
module:
This assignment is worth 100% of the total marks for the module
Assessment criteria
Explanatory comments on the assessment criteria
Maximum marks for each section
Knowledge and Research (content, relevance, and originality)
Clear demonstration of rigorous research from recognised authoritative sources. Audience focus. Meeting the deliverables.
60%
Writing and Presentation (format, references or bibliography, and style)
Use of the Harvard Methodology for citation and referencing; page numbering; correct display of direct quotations.
10 %
Argument and Analysis (analysis and evaluation)
Demonstration of a clear understanding of the issues. Use of academic models where appropriate. Full articulation of ideas developed. Offering well-argued solutions and/or alternatives.
30%
Assignment Task
Choose one out of the eight companies listed below.
Saudi Aramco, Exxon Mobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, Gazprom, Total SA, Petrobras
1. Describe the management structure of the chosen company.
2. Define roles and responsibilities within any two divisions of the company.
3. Discuss how the company is contributing to the local community.
Your own interpretations and conclusions from your researches are fundamental. Supporting your own arguments in a robust and objective manner will qualify for better marks than a simple re-statement of the data and opinion found in the research.
Total Marks for Assignment: 100
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Generic Criteria for Assessment at Level 4
Assessment categories 0-25 (Fail) 26-39 (Fail) 40-49 (3rd) 50-59 (2.2) 60-69 (2.1) 70-85 (1st) 86-100 (1st) Knowledge & Understanding of Subject
Major gaps in knowledge and understanding.
Significant inaccuracies.
Gaps in knowledge and superficial understanding.
Some inaccuracies.
Threshold level.
Broadly accurate knowledge and understanding of the material. Some elements missing and flaws evident.
Sound, routine knowledge and understanding of
the material, main concepts and key theories.
Some flaws may be evident.
Good, consistent knowledge and understanding of the
material, main concepts and key theories at this level.
Detailed knowledge and understanding of the main concepts/
theories at this level. Beginning to show awareness of the limitations of the knowledge base.
Highly detailed knowledge and understanding of
material, concepts and theories at this level. Awareness of the ambiguities and limitations of
knowledge. Cognitive/ Intellectual Skills (e.g. analysis and synthesis; logic and argument; analytical reflection; organisation and communication of ideas and evidence)
Brief and irrelevant.
Descriptive.
Only personal views offered.
Unsubstantiated generalisations. Little or no attempt to draw
conclusions.
For the most part descriptive. Views/
findings sometimes
illogical or contradictory.
Generalisations/ statements made with scant evidence.
Conclusions lack relevance and/or validity.
Threshold level.
Some awareness
of issues. Sense of argument emerging though not
completely coherent. Some evidence to support views, but not
always consistent. Some relevant conclusions
Issues identified within given areas.
An emerging
awareness of different stances
and ability to use evidence to support a coherent argument.
Broadly valid conclusions.
Good analytical ability.
Acknowledgement of
views of others. Arguments generally
logical, coherently expressed, well organised and supported.
Sound conclusions.
Very good analysis throughout.
Perceptive and
persuasive points made within given
area. Explicit acknowledgement of other stances. Arguments well-
articulated, and logically developed with a range of evidence.
Strong conclusions.
Logical, articulate analysis a consistent
feature. Persuasive
points made throughout the work
within a highly articulate, balanced argument. Judiciously selected evidence,
drawn from relevant research. Convincing conclusions. Use of Research- informed Literature (including referencing, appropriate academic conventions and academic honesty)
No evidence of reading. Views
are unsupported and non- authoritative. Academic
conventions largely ignored.
Evidence of little reading appropriate
for the level of study, and/or indiscriminate use of sources.
Academic conventions used weakly.
Threshold level.
Some evidence of reading, with superficial linking to given text(s).
Some academic conventions
evident and largely
consistent, but with some weaknesses.
Knowledge of literature beyond
core text(s). Literature used accurately but descriptively.
Academic skills generally sound.
Knowledge of the field of literature
appropriately used to support views. Research-informed literature integrated
into the work. Good use of academic conventions.
Critical engagement with appropriate
reading. Knowledge of research-informed literature embedded in the work.
Consistently accurate use of academic conventions.
Exceptionally wide range of relevant
literature used critically to inform argument, balance discussion and/or inform problem-
solving. Consistently accurate and assured use of academic conventions.
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LEVEL 4 cont… Graduate Skills for Life and Employment (e.g. research- related skills; written, graphical and oral communication skills; group working; problem-solving; practical and professional skills)
Little or no evidence of the
required skills in
any of the skills areas.
Limited evidence of skills in the range
identified for the
assessment at this level.
Significant weaknesses evident, which suggest that the
candidate is not on course to gain skills necessary for graduate-level
employment.
Research skills:
Some evidence of ability to collect appropriate data/ information and undertake straightforward research tasks with external guidance. Can communicate in a range of formats, including orally, appropriate to the discipline(s), but with evident weaknesses.
Can work
effectively with others as a
member of a group, and meet most obligations to
others (e.g. tutors and peers).
Some evidence of
ability to apply methods appropriately to address a well- defined problem. Able to recognise own strengths and weaknesses in relation to professional and practical skills
identified by others, but lacking insight
in some areas.
.
Research skills:
Can collect and interpret appropriate data/ information and undertake straightforward research tasks with external guidance. Can communicate effectively in a range of formats, including orally, appropriate to the discipline(s).
Can work
effectively with others as a
member of a group, and meet obligations to
others (e.g. tutors and peers).
Can apply methods accurately to
address a well- defined problem,
and begin to appreciate the complexity of the issues in the discipline.
Able to evaluate
own strengths and weaknesses in relation to professional and practical skills
identified by others.
Research skills:
Can collect and interpret appropriate data/ information and successfully undertake straightforward research tasks with limited external guidance.
Can communicate
well and consistently in a range of formats, including orally, appropriate to the discipline(s).
Can work very
effectively with others as a member of a group, and meet all obligations to
others (e.g. tutors and peers).
Can apply methods accurately to address
a well-defined
problem,
appreciating the complexity of the issues in the discipline.
Able to take initiative in evaluating own strengths and weaknesses in
relation to professional and practical skills identified by others.
Research skills:
Can collect and interpret appropriate data and successfully undertake research tasks with a degree of autonomy.
Can communicate
very effectively in a range of formats, including orally, appropriate to the discipline(s).
Can work very effectively with others as a member
of a group, showing leadership skills where appropriate, and meet all obligations to others (e.g. tutors and peers).
Can apply methods accurately and very
effectively to address a well-defined problem,
appreciating the complexity of the issues in the discipline.
Able to show insight and autonomy in evaluating own strengths and weaknesses in
relation to professional and practical skills.
Research skills:
Can collect and interpret appropriate data/ information and undertake research tasks with autonomy and exceptional success.
Can communicate
highly effectively in a range of formats, including orally, appropriate to the discipline(s).
Can work
exceptionally well with others as a key
member of a group, showing leadership skills where appropriate, negotiating and meeting all obligations to others (e.g. tutors and peers).
Can apply methods accurately and highly effectively to address a well-defined problem, appreciating the complexity of a range
of issues in the discipline.
Able to show insight and autonomy in evaluating own strengths and weaknesses in relation
to professional and practical skills. Marks for Level 4 0-25 (Fail) 26-39 (Fail) 40-49 (3rd) 50-59 (2.2) 60-69 (2.1) 70-85 (1st) 86-100 (1st)

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