BLACK SHALE OF THE APPALACHIAN BASIN(1)

 

Subject: PET

Course Number : 0207

Course Title:  BLACK SHALE OF THE APPALACHIAN BASIN

Course Description:

This course will delve in to the intricate mechanisms of black shale deposition. During class we will cover such topics as tectonic regimes of the Appalachian Basin (AB); sediment characteristics of the main black shale units of the AB; geochemical evolution of source rocks within AB; hydrocarbon history and potential of the black shale source beds. Detailed concepts of shale sedimentology will be discussed with respect to the black shales of AB.

Credit Hours: 3 cr

GE: None       Non-Western  /Global 

Prerequisite:  PET 0103

Course Level: lower level