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GEOS 4034 - Petroleum Geology

4 (3-3)

Prerequisite(s): GEOS 1134 , GEOS 3134 , and GEOS 3434 , or consent of the instructor.

An introduction to the geology of petroleum and natural gas.  Topics include the origin, occurrence, movement, and accumulation of oil and natural gas and the exploration for and development of hydrocarbon reservoirs.  Additional topics include geophysical and geochemical exploration techniques, basin analysis, well site operations, representative exploration and reservoir development case histories, and subsurface geology of CO2 sequestration.  Fundamental skills routinely used by petroleum geologists, such as basic well log analysis, well correlation, cross section construction, mapping, and volumetric calculations are the major lab session topics.

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