Mar 22, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 534 - Petroleum Geology

Petroleum geology delivers a comprehensive introduction to the application of geology in the oil and gas industry, including the origin and occurrence of petroleum, application of geology in exploration and production, and the evolution of the industry in the context of global demand. GEOL 434 and GEOL 534 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both.

Prerequisites: GEOL 101, 101LAB, GEOL 370, and either GEOL 200 or GEOL 210.


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Learn the geology behind the origin and occurrence of oil and gas and how to apply geology in the exploration and development of oil and gas resources.
  • Produce and present exploration and development prospects based on geologic and economic data in a simulated competitive (business) environment.
  • Gain an understanding of the history, present state and possible future of the global demand for petroleum.
  • Present and debate aspects of the roll of conventional and non- conventional hydrocarbon energy resources in meeting escalating global energy demand.

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