GEO4210 – Introduction to petroleum geoscience
The principles of petroleum geology, including the petroleum system comprising hydrocarbon play concept, source rocks, maturation, migration, reservoirs, traps, and seals. Outline of exploration and production techniques in the petroleum industry. The principles related to evaluating potential reservoirs and the environmental and economical impact of the utilisation of the fossil fuels and the possible alternative fuel resources.
This course aims to build upon some of the fundamental geology developed earlier and apply this knowledge in an understanding of petroleum geology and geophysics.
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Recommended previous knowledge
G142 5 credits
4 double hours of lectures per week. 2 hours lab per week and 4 days in the field.
Continuous assessment 30%, final theory examination (either oral or written (3 hours)), which counts 70%. Letter grades (A-F)
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This subject will be replaced by GEO4211 Petroleum systems from autumn 2006.