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Petroleum Geology

DEMO: PETEX Petroleum Geology Geology is the science that deals with the origin, history, and physical structure of the earth and its life, as recorded in rocks. It is a science essential to the petroleum industry because most petroleum is found within rocks far underground.

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In the Petroleum Geology module you will learn:

  • What are petroleum and hydrocarbons
  • What is geology for exploration and production
  • Planetary forces that form and shape rocks
  • The structure of the earth and the rock cycle
  • Processes and environments in which sedimentary rocks are formed
  • Sedimentary rock types and some of their characteristics
  • Types of rock layer deformations and the processes that cause them
  • Examples of petroleum rich deformations
  • Elements and processes in a petroleum system that convert the organic matter in source rocks into trapped hydrocarbons
  • The properties that rocks must have to serve as oil and gas reservoirs
  • Pressure variables associated with petroleum reservoirs
  • Types of petroleum traps
  • Chemical makeup of petroleum and characteristics of the hydrocarbon molecules
  • Types of crude oil, their composition and measurement
  • How natural gas and crude oil are related in associated gas and solution gas

The Petroleum Geology module consists of the following:

  • Lesson 1—Petroleum Geology Overview
  • Lesson 2—Rock Cycle
  • Lesson 3—Sedimentary Rocks
  • Lesson 4—Rock Deformation
  • Lesson 5—Origins of Petroleum
  • Lesson 6—Petroleum Reserves
  • Quiz
  • Glossary
It should take you approximately 90–120 minutes to complete this module. A passing score earns you a Certificate of Completion.

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e-Learning Module
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