All technical enegy-related courses should come into this category.

An introduction to reservoir engineering for geoscientists that covers the following topics:

  • Review of G&G in E&P
  • Development Geology
  • Reservoir Properties
  • Oil and Gas Well Production
  • Petroleum Reservers
  • EOR Techniques
  • Rock Deformation; Fractured Reservoirs
  • Rules for Appraisal of Oil and Gas Properties
  • Self Assessment Questions and Problems
  • Helpful References

The two most basic tools used in petroleum exploration and production are well logs and seismic data. Their integration is essential to enhance the probability of success of exploratory and development ventures.


In this course we concentrate on the subject of well logs. Although we always hope for success when we drill wells, we can learn valuable information from dry holes also. So, let's see what we can ascertain from well logs.


This course will come up very soon!

Practical Petroleum Geoscience is a survey course that covers the most important aspects of geology and geophysics, as these apply to petroleum exploration and production. The course also covers the important topics of exploration economics and risk analysis. Remember that a scientific success that results in an economic failure is of no value to the end goal.

Put simply, there are no "ground truth" data. All data, including well logs, cores, 2-D and 3-D seismic, biostratigraphy, and production information must be integrated for accurate sequence stratigraphic interpretation.

Because rocks are fundamental to an accurate sequence stratigraphic interpretation in carbonate systems, this module is designed to provide an essential overview of the basics of seismic stratigraphy, including carbonate rocks, facies, fabric and pore type, as well as the three critical environments in which indicator facies originate.

Carbonate rocks are organized in stratigraphic hierarchies. These stratigraphic hierarchies represent themselves differently as a function of eustacy (icehouse, greenhouse, mixed) and tectonic/structural setting. By examining these carbonate sequences and establishing their heirarchical groups - cycles, cycle sets, systems tracts, HFS, CS - it will be possible to develop a stratigraphic model and put these principles to work in a hands-on instructional exercise using a Permian outcrop.