- Background on petrology
- The significance of different rock types to understand the subsurface
- The significance of global geological processes and applications, crystallization and diagenetic processes
- How to use polarizing microscopes
- How to identify the main minerals in different rock types
- How to use petrology for petroleum-related and reservoir-related questions
- Be able to identify rocks macroscopically and microscopically
- Be able to produce geology-relevant results and interpretations from petrological investigations
- Be able to apply petrological concepts for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons or other reservoirs
- Use petrological results together with other geoscientific information for large-scale geological interpretations
- Be able to communicate and explain geological elements and processes that are relevant in order to understand the structure of the Earth, petroleum systems, economic accumulations of hydrocarbons, and other related activities within engineering and science.
- Igneous petrology
- Sediment petrology incl. diagenesis
- Petrology and reservoirs
- Metamorphic petrology
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
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- 12 term papers during the semester, which count for 50%
- Individual home exam, which counts for 50%
Both parts of the folder must be passed. The lecturer decides on the final grade. Students who fail in the course (for instance by failing in one of the two parts of the portfolio) or want to improve their grade have to take the complete course again.
A detailed activity plan for the course will be made known at semester start. The deadline for the home exam will be decided together with the students in the course.
- Course coordinator
- Ingrid Carita Augustsson
Method of work
6 hours theory and laboratory exercises per week.
Petroleum Technology - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Petroleum Geosciences Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Sist oppdatert: 17.06.2019