PETROLEUM GEOLOGY

Second cycle degree in GEOLOGY AND TECHNICAL GEOLOGY

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: MASSIMILIANO ZATTIN

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of some courses of the first semester (Sedimentology, Applied geophysics, Micropaleontology, Applied geochemistry)
Examination methods: Written examination
Course unit contents: The course will delivery the key-concepts of petroleum geology and is integrated by seminars on specific topics (to be defined during the semester).
- The origin of petroluem; physico-chemical properties of hydrocarbons.
- The source rock, maturity of organic matter and petroleum migration.
- The seal rock.
- Reservoir geology, stratigraphic traps, structural traps.
- Main exploration and production techniques.