Spring 2018 - EASC 610 G100

Petroleum Geology (3)

Class Number: 10241

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    WMC 3510, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 21, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Shahin Dashtgard
    1 778 782-5492
  • Prerequisites:

    Knowledge and/or experience in sedimentary geology, stratigraphy, and facies models.



An introduction to the practical application of geological and geophysical concepts in the petroleum industry. The course will focus on the use of facies models, porosity and permeability, geophysical logs, drillstem tests, drilling, and production strategies in petroleum exploration and exploitation. Particular emphasis is placed on the geologist's role in the industry, both in discovering new hydrocarbons, and in improving recovery (through waterflooding and carbon-dioxide flooding) from existing hydrocarbon reservoirs.

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