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General Geology

  • Course Code :
    GEO 201
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Petroleum Engineering

Instructor information :

Area of Study :

To give students a greater understanding of basic geologic concepts such as minerals, rocks, plate tectonics and processes that occur on the earth, and provide an awareness of the geological environment through the identification of rocks and minerals, various processes, and structural concepts.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- To be familiar with different types of minerals and rocks
2- Students have effective written, oral, and graphic communication skills in general and within geology.
3- the core concepts associated with this module as indicated by the contents.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Students are able to carry out geological research, including problem definition, study design, analytical procedures, analysis of results, and communication of results.
2- draw cross sections and contour mapping of surface and subsurface geological formations pertinent to reservoir problems
3- Differentiate between reservoirs and non-reservoir rocks

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Students have broad understanding of geological knowledge and supporting field, laboratory, and computer skills.
2- Analyze available data and material for subsurface geological evaluation.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Students have the confidence to solve problems independently in the field and in the lab.
2- Ability to work in team.
3- Report writing skills and presentation one.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction 2 Introduction
Plate Tectonics 2 Different methods in geology Discussion of assignments and weekly work sheets
Minerals and Rocks 8 As above As above
Topographic and Geologic Maps 2 As above As above
Geologic Time 2 As above As above
Weathering 4 As above As above
Structural Geology and earthquakes 4 As above As above
water 4 As above As above
Surface Processes 2 As above As above

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Book Author Publisher
Physical Geology Plummer / Carlson / Hammersley McGraw Hill

Course notes :

PDF files available direct after lectures

Recommended books :

Lecture – Exploring Geology (2nd edition) by Reynolds et al. Lab – Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology (14th edition) by Zumberge et al.

Periodicals :

Teaching this course needs: Crystal models, Mineral samples, and Rock samples.

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