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PTRT 2371 - Petroleum Geology for Non-Geologists


3 Hours (2-2)
Earth systems, rocks and minerals, sedimentology and stratigraphy, geologic time and history of Earth, structural geology, folding and faulting, origin, nature, and occurrence of petroleum, formation names, and evolution of the Permian Basin. Also discussed is oil in the Permian Basin - trends, plays, and petroleum systems, surface and subsurface mapping methods, working with logs, sources of data, well-site operations, and formation evaluation. Students will explain geological concepts and processes as related to the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons; use a working knowledge of geology and associated terminology to effectively interact with engineers, geologists, landmen, and associated disciplines within the energy industry; utilize and evaluate surface and subsurface maps, well logs, well site and formation reservoir data.


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