Fundamentals of Petroleum Geology - GEOS3321

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:


CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

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Introduction to the earth sciences; nature and properties of rocks and minerals; sedimentation and sedimentary enviroments; stratigraphy and the geological time scale; geological maps and structures; introduction to plate tectonics. Nature and geological properties of petroleum; petroleum generation, migration, entrapment and degradation; sedimentology of petroleum-bearing sequences; primary and secondary porosity; structural and stratigraphic traps; formation waters; coal-bed methane, oil shale and other non-conventional petroleum sources; geological and geophysical methods in petroleum exploration and development; regional geology of selected petroleum basins.
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