Structural and Petroleum Geology

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Structural and Petroleum Geology

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    Trends in global Petroleum Geology. Modelling and analysis of sedimentary basins and faults. Models and examples
    of oil and gas plays. Development of reservoir rocks. Origin, migration and accumulation of hydrocarbons. Case
    studies in Exploration and Development geology. Unconventional hydrocarbons. Progressive coaxial and
    non-coaxial deformation and associated structures arising from pure and simple shear. Origin and nature of
    volume change in deformation. Non-cylindrical folding and fold interference patterns. The origin and geometry
    of foliations, crenulations and lineations and their subsequent deformation. The origin and development of

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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