Relation between petroleum phase in trap and seal quality
How to reveal the origin of petroleum (type of source rock from which it was generated)
Basin modeling; How subsidence history, heatflow and conductivity guides timing of petroleum generation
Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.
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Number of semesters
Language of instruction
Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources
The course will give the student a general understanding of how the interactions between several factors like (e.g. source rock type, migration, temperature history, seal quality, timing of petroleum generation, etc) determine petroleum type and phase in traps.
The student should be able to;
Understand the complex interplay between parameters that determine petroleum type and phase in traps.
Understand the risks associated with evaluation of exploration areas
Identify which parameter in the chain of petroleum evaluation that has the highest risk
The student will in the petroleum industry be able to work in teams with other explorationists to evaluate the petroleum potential in study areas
Required prerequisite knowledge
Bachelor degree in Petroleum Geology or Bachelor degree in Petroleum Technology
Form of assessment
A - F
There will be one assignment evaluated by approved/not approved. The assignment must be approved for the student to be able to take the exam.