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PTE204 Geology for Petroleum Engineers

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Basic stratigraphic principles and geologic time scale.  Description and classification of rock forming minerals.  Earth surface processes, weathering, sediments, transport and deposition of sediments, depositional environments, diagenesis.  Sedimentary rocks (with emphasis on shales, sandstones, and carbonates), igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, rock cycle. Origin and structure of the planet earth, plate tectonics theory, earth stresses, faults and fractures, folds, pressure and temperature gradients in earth. Formation of sedimentary basins. Petroleum system.