EASC 332:Introduction to Petroleum Geology


This course provides an overview of the importance of energy in our lives, the very significant role that fossil fuels like petroleum and coal have in supplying this energy, the environmental effects of producing, transporting, refining, using and burning these fuels, how petroleum is found and how wells are drilled to produce it, the conditions in nature required for petroleum formation and trapping, and the role that geologists and geophysicists have in petroleum exploration and production. Course details: concepts, terms, and history of petroleum and energy use in Ghana and the world; reservoir rocks and their fluids; drilling and logging of a well; the subsurface environment of sedimentary basins; generation and migration of petroleum; traps and seals.