The certificate in petroleum geosciences program provides training in geology and geophysics for students preparing to enter the oil and gas industry.
This course provides an introduction to geology and an introduction to the petroleum geosciences. No prior knowledge in geology is assumed and the course starts from basic geological concepts (e.g. minerals, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, rock deformation and geological time) then moves onto the petroleum system (e.g. source rocks, reservoir rocks, sealing rocks, maturation, migration and trapping of hydrocarbons) and finally introduces the tools used in petroleum exploration.
Petroleum Geosciences is the science about how we can find and extract oil and gas resources in the best environmental and financial way.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
The minimum entry requirements for the certificate in petroleum geosciences course are: