"CASPER COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS"
CASPER COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS GEOL 2320: PETROLEUM GEOLOGY Semester/Year: FALL 2007 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Credit Hours: 3 Class Time: 6-8:50pm Days: Tuesday Room: Tate 123 Instructor’s Name: Ken Kreckel Instructor’s Contact: Office Phone: Office #: EI Home Phone: 235-3505 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: 10-12 MTTh Course Description: The origin and properties of petroleum reservoirs with methods of exploring for structural and stratigraphic traps by subsurface and surface geologic techniques. Mode of petroleum genesis, preferential, habitat and migration, and accumulation will be discussed in depth. Prerequisites: GEOL 1100 or EXTR 1500, or permission of the instructor. Goal: Upon completion of this course, the student will: - Be familiar with basics of petroleum exploration. - Understand how a reservoir is found and produced, and how that reservoir can change over time. - Understand methods to extend and enhance field production. Outcomes: The student will: 1. Know how oil and gas are formed and trapped. 2. Know how geological techniques locate potential reservoirs. 3. Know how to do a basic appraisal of economic potential for a well. 4. Understand reservoir depletion and methods to extend/enhance reservoir performance. 5. Understand the use of geologic and engineering data to evaluate wells and reservoirs. 6. Understand the potential value of unconventional reservoirs. Methodology: Most material will be presented in a lecture format. If possible, a 1-day (Saturday) lab will be scheduled, for a field trip. Evaluation Criteria: There will be three hours of lecture per week. Students will be given reading assignments and in-class work problems. Attendance is mandatory and will be considered in grade assignments. Course grade will be based on quizzes, tests, and a comprehensive final. Required Text: Selley, Richard. Elements of Petroleum Geology, 2nd ed. Basic Class Format: Quiz or test Lecture Break Activity Break Lecture Class Policies: Last date to change to Audit status or to withdraw with a W grade: Student Rights and Responsibilities: Please refer to the Casper College Student Conduct and Judicial Code for information concerning your rights and responsibilities as a Casper College Student. Chain of command: If you have any problems with this class, you should first contact the instructor in order to solve the problem. If you are not satisfied with the solution offered by the instructor, your should then take your problem through the appropriate chain of command, starting with the department head, then the division chair, and lastly the vice president for academic affairs. Academic Dishonesty: Cheating & Plagiarism: Casper College demands intellectual honesty. Proven plagiarism or any form of dishonesty associated with the academic process can result in the offender failing the course in which the offense was committed or expulsion from the school. See the Casper College Student Code of Conduct. ADA Accommodations Policy: It is the policy of Casper College to provide appropriate accommodations to any student with a documented disability. If you have a need for accommodation in this course, please make an appointment to see me at your earliest convenience. Basic Petroleum Geology Course Schedule Week Topics Exercises/Reading 1 Oil & gas industry; Where oil is found Handouts Activity: Basic mapping 2 Petroleum Properties; subsurface environment Selley Ch 2&4 Activity; compiling data 3 Hydrocarbon Generation and Migration Selley Ch 5 Activity: migration paths 4 Reservoirs Selley Ch 6 Field Trip 5 Traps and Seals Selley Ch 7 Test #1 over weeks 1-4 Activity: field studies 6 Exploration Geologic techniques Selley Ch 3 & handouts Analogy Activity: mapping - Logs (electric and mudlogs) - Old data sources 7 Exploration Geophysical Techniques Selley Ch 3 & handouts - Magnetics Activity: seismic interpretation - Gravity - Seismic Other techniques Selley Ch 3 8 Rock properties Porosity & permeability Selley Ch 6 Pore throats Activity: cross-section Hydrodynamic Test #2 over weeks 5-7 9 Electric logs SP and GR Selley Ch 3 & Schlumberger Resistivity Activity: Log analysis Porosity Lithology 10 Drilling & completions Selley Ch 3 & handouts Activity: directional drilling 11 Field development Techniques Selley Ch 4,6 & handouts Pressure tests Activity: development well Tracer tests Test #3 over weeks 8-11 12 Reservoir Engineering Decline curves Selley Ch 4,6 & handouts Pressure maintenance Activity: decline curves Well treatments 13 Economics, prospects & risk Selley Ch 10 Activity: calculate economics 14 How wells get drilled—lease and legal Handouts Activity: make a deal 15 Unconventional HCs Shaly sands Selley Ch 9 Coalbed methane Activity:TBA Gas hydrates Oil shale 16 Review COMPREHENSIVE FINAL