Tuesday and Thursday, 5:20-8:20
Course Description: Class combines petroleum geology theory, which draws from many sub-disciplines of geology, with subsurface methods of geological analysis. MSU catalog: “Teaches the fundamental skills routinely used by petroleum geologists, including basic well log analysis, log and geologic section correlation, cross section construction, and building of data contour and reservoir maps. Exposure to geophysical seismic data, rock sample evaluation, and well drilling operations. Focus on lab exercises as well as integration of computer applications.”
Prerequisites: Physical Geology (GEOS 1134), Mineralogy (GEOS 3134), Structural Geology (GEOS 3434)
Course involves lecture with associated reading assignments, and laboratory with associated exercises. An oral report is required prior to end of semester on dates to be determined by mid-term.
Grading: Grading is based upon the following:
Late work is penalized one letter (A-D) grade per class day late.
Attendance is mandatory, but absences can be excused under most circumstances by consultation with professor prior to class meeting.