TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE

  • The nature of crude oil and natural gas
  • The Earth’s crust – where we explore and drill
  • Identification of common rocks and minerals
  • Geological time
  • Deformation of sedimentary rocks
  • Plate tectonics
  • Sedimentary rock deposition
  • Surface and subsurface mapping
  • Generation, migration and accumulation of petroleum
  • Reservoir rocks
  • Petroleum traps
  • Geological exploration
  • Seismic exploration
  • Drilling a well
  • Drilling problems and techniques
  • Logging a well
  • Completing a well
  • Offshore exploration and production
  • Petroleum production (conventional and unconventional)

PRACTICAL EXERCISES INCLUDE

  • Well log correlation
  • Contouring
  • Subsurface map interpretation
  • Seismic interpretation
  • Well log interpretation

YOU WILL RECEIVE

  • Norm's textbook "Nontechnical Guide to Petroleum Geology, Exploration, Drilling, and Production" published by PennWell Books
  • Extensive lecture notes
  • A rock and mineral kit
  • Eight wall charts
  • A geological time card
  • Markers, pencils and pens
  • A certificate from The University of Tulsa

You will have a large selection of refreshments during the course