PETROLEUM GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

 

Subject: PET

Course Number : 0103

Course Title:  PETROLEUM GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

Course Description:

This course delves into the intricate world of petroleum geology and petroleum exploration (geophysics). Throughout the class students will learn about reservoir and source rocks, what caprock is and what role it plays within a sedimentary basin. Aspects of sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis will be broadly discussed. In order to find hydrocarbons underground, and to describe the rocks in which it occurs this class will tackle the wonderful world of geophysics. Using physical properties of the rocks recorded by electronic devices the history of hydrocarbons, and under which conditions it formed, can be understood. 

Credit Hours: 3 cr

GE: None       Non-Western  /Global 

Prerequisite:  GEOL 0101 and PET 0101

Course Level: lower level