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Bachelor of Geosciences - Petroleum Geology

Available at Fort hays State University, Kansas, USA

Petroleum Geology is the study of origin, occurrence, movement, accumulation, and exploration of hydrocarbon fuels.  It refers to the specific set of geological disciplines that are applied to the search for hydrocarbons (oil exploration). petroleum geology involves the analysis of :

  • source rocks that are rich in organic matter – the source of oil and natural gas, 
  • geological structures and stratigraphic layers that permit accumulations of petroleum to form in the subsurface (traps and seals), and 
  • the characteristics of porous subsurface rock formations that store oil and natural gas (petroleum reservoirs).