Petroleum Geology  (GEOL-306)

This course aims to develop a fundamental knowledge of the basic geological and petro physical concepts and apply this knowledge to understand Petroleum geology. The course covers the petroleum system including source rock, reservoir, cap rock, traps and migration. As well as reservoir rock types, carbonates and siliciclastic reservoirs. Reservoir properties, reservoir fluids, physical properties of reservoir fluids, reservoir pore spaces configuration; reservoir estimation and calculation of reservoir volume. This course is designed to acquire the knowledge about the processes involved in the formation, migration and accumulation of petroleum in the rocks and drilling and well logging techniques for petro physical evaluation and production of oil and gas. This will help the students to learn about the global occurrences of oil and gas with special emphasis on Pakistan so they can effectively use their knowledge in the exploration and development of the country’s energy resources.

Learning outcomes:

This course will enable to discuss main concepts of Petroleum Geology, especially petro physical concepts, used in the description of reservoirs and the way the corresponding rock properties are measured from cores.

Text Books:

  • Bjorlykke, K. (2010). Petroleum geoscience: From sedimentary environments to rock physics. Springer Science & Business Media.
  • Levorsen, A. I., & Berry, F. A. (1967). Geology of petroleum.
  • Qadri, IB. (1995).Petroleum Geology of Pakistan. Ferozsons (Pvt) Ltd. Lahore-Pakistan
  • Gluyas, J., & Swarbrick, R. (2013). Petroleum geoscience. John Wiley & Sons.

Assesment Criteria:

Sessional: 20 [Practical (5)+ Presentation(5) + Assignments(5)+ Attendence(5)]

Mid Term exam: 30

Final exam: 50

Course Material