Petroleum Geology

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Petroleum Geology

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is designed for junior and senior in Earth Science who intend to pursue a career in the oil industry. For successful petroleum exploration and production, sound understanding of overall topics in geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering is required. In 21st century, personals trained in these three disciplines are increasingly working together in the oil industry. Thus it is critical for the future geoscientist to understand the very basics of these three aspects of petroleum development, and understand how each discipline can make
    certain contribution toward finding oil and gas. In order for the student to develop keen understanding of the broader aspects of petroleum geology, the course will discuss the geologic aspects of petroleum system, and basic level geophysics and petroleum engineering topics will also be discussed.

    *** Note: this class is not recommended to sophomores in Earth and Environmental Sciences because of lack of background to take this class. If you have questions, please talk to the instructor.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations