Introduction to Petroleum Engineering and Geology - PTRL1001

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline: School

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Students will acquire a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of the oil and gas industry as well as basic knowledge of alternative sources of energy. The course also provides an introduction to earth sciences such as properties of rocks and minerals, stratigraphy and geological structures, sedimentology of petroleum bearing sequences, regional geology and their application in petroleum industry. It is a purpose of the course to dispel many misconceptions related to the industry and allow the students to get a proper perspective of its complexity in all areas of upstream oil and gas operations. The course is an important introduction to most petroleum engineering courses of the undergraduate programs.

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