EESC 7840G Introduction to Petroleum Geology
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as GEOL 785.1.
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30 hours lecture, 30 hours lab; 3 credits
Application of geological principles to structural geology (for trapping oil and gas), depositional environment (to create petroleum reservoirs), and source and reservoir rock properties (for the origin and migration of petroleum). The fundamental geological requirements of a wide variety of disciplines in the petroleum industry are satisfied without requiring a technical background. Students gain perspective about the value of geological reasoning and its relationship to their jobs/roles.