Dec 05, 2022  
2019-20 Graduate Bulletin 
    
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GOL 532 - Petroleum Geology and Fossil Fuels


Credit(s): 3

An introduction to fossil fuels with an emphasis on hydrocarbon generation and exploration techniques. Topics will include properties of hydrocarbons; preservation conditions and migration pathways; source rocks, reservoir rocks and trapping mechanisms; common exploration techniques, such as wireline logging and seismic interpretation; and an overview on the preservation and exploration of other fossil fuels, such as coal, unconventional hydrocarbons, tar sands and methane clathrates.
Course Fee: Course fee $40.
Prerequisite(s): graduate standing Co-requisite(s): GOL 532L



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