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Petroleum Geology

In this module you will learn:

  • What are petroleum and hydrocarbons
  • What is geology for exploration and production
  • Planetary forces that form and shape rocks
  • The structure of the earth and the rock cycle
  • Processes and environments in which sedimentary rocks are formed
  • Sedimentary rock types and some of their characteristics
  • Types of rock layer deformations and the processes that cause them
  • Examples of petroleum rich deformations
  • Elements and processes in a petroleum system that convert the organic matter in source rocks into trapped hydrocarbons
  • The properties that rocks must have to serve as oil and gas reservoirs
  • Pressure variables associated with petroleum reservoirs
  • Types of petroleum traps
  • Chemical makeup of petroleum and characteristics of the hydrocarbon molecules
  • Types of crude oil, their composition and measurement
  • How natural gas and crude oil are related in associated gas and solution gas


To Successfully complete this module, the learner is required to complete each lesson as well as the quiz with a minimum of 70%.

To Register for this course interested persons can visit our location at:

9 Camp Street, Newburg, Georgetown, Guyana For additional Information

Contact us at:

+592 – 709 – 1772

+592 – 225 – 8271

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