This unit provides an introduction to petroleum geology, covering the basic concepts of how, why and where petroleum accumulates, and what techniques and resources are employed to locate, drill for and produce petroleum resources. The unit includes an overview of various types of data used in petroleum exploration, and how these data are interpreted. There is a focus on seismic interpretation methods in different tectonic settings, seismic stratigraphy and reservoir characterisation. Guest lectures by industry scientists are used where possible, and may cover a range of topics depending on availability.

Unit coordinator: Prof. Annette George

Elements covered by Victorien Paumard:
• Introduction to Petroleum Systems
• Sequence Stratigraphy
• Seismic Stratigraphy
Course period22/04/19 → …
Course levelPostgraduate coursework
Course formatUnit