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PTE566 Unconventional Oil and Gas Exploration

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Overview of unconventional oil (heavy oil, oil shale) and gas resources (tight gas sands, coal bed methane, shale gas and natural gas hydrates). Description and analysis of UOR & UGR geological aspects, reservoir characterization; drilling, completion and stimulation methods; appraisal and well testing; production technologies, recovery process design, transportation marketing; economics, and environmental issues.

Prerequisites: Fifth-year standing and consent of Instructor.