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Petroleum Geology

Who Should Attend:

Drilling and Petroleum Engineers, Directional Drillers, Mud Engineers, Bit Design and Application Engineers Office Support Staff, Secretaries , Foremen and Lab technicians.


This course provides an introduction to geology and petroleum geology for drilling and petroleum engineers. Delegates will be instructed in the physical and chemical properties of the major sedimentary rocks and will be able to examine hand specimens of all the major rock types. The origin, migration and trapping of hydrocarbons is covered together with a review of key sedimentary and geological features such as folding and faulting. A comprehensive manual and is presented in an informal style to promote maximum participation and discussion.


  • Structure And Composition Of The Earth
  • Rock Cycle
  • Time Scale And Divisions
  • Rock Types And Characteristics Of Each Type
  • Igneous Or Primary Rocks
  • Sedimentary Or Secondary Rocks
  • Metamorphic Rocks
  • General Relationship Between The Three Types Of Rocks
  • Magma, Composition Of Magma And Formation Of Igneous Rocks
  • Intrusive, Extrusive Rocks, And Igneous Bodies
  • Classification
  • Sedimentary Rocks And Sedimentary Environments
  • Erosion And Weathering
  • Characteristics, Clastics, Non Clastics And Classification
  • Limestones And Dunham Classification
  • Selected Sedimentary Rocks
  • Stratigraphy , Sedimentary Features And Fossils
  • Stratigraphic Correlation And Timing Events
  • Metamorphic Rocks And Broad Classification
  • Surface Processes And Agents, Weathering And Erosion
  • Plate Tectonics And Structural Geology
  • Unconformities And Nonconformities
  • Geological Maps And Geological Cross Sections
  • Folding And Faulting
  • Timing Events
  • Oil And Oil Seeps And Their Significance
  • Continuation Of Disciplines
  • Origin Of Oil, Generation And Migration
  • The Reservoir And Characterisation
  • Porosity And Permeability, Relationship And The Darcy Law
  • Petroleum Traps, Classification, And Seals
  • Exploration
Course details
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • One week