May 25, 2019  
PUBLISHED 2018-2019 Credit Catalog 
    
PUBLISHED 2018-2019 Credit Catalog

PETR 461 - Advanced Exploration Technology


Course Description
This comprehensive course covers the following concepts: structural anomalies; interpretation of 3D and 2D seismic, their cost and application; theory of sedimentary basins; cross sections, log reading and analysis, mapping, contouring, and picking the pay zone; introduction of the use of expert computer programs which may include (as available); MERCK, ACCUMAP/GEOSCOUT, GEOGRAFIX, GEOWELL, PHOTON and GMA; introduction to drill stem testing; basic land considerations; wellbore and deep water seismic technology and other recent developments. The final segment of the course is configured as team workshops: students define a play, interpret existing seismic data, develop land strategies and drilling programs, interpret logs, and make land and drilling decisions.

3 credits

Prerequisite(s):
  • One of:
    • GEOL 410
    • GEOL 412

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