I teach Petroleum Geology for undergraduate geoscience majors and Introductory Petroleum Geology and Geophysics for petroleum engineering majors. At the graduate level, I teach Reservoir Characterization, Subsurface Analysis and Modeling, and Reservoir Geosciences Seminar.

Petroleum Geology

Petroleum Geology (GEOL 4133). Prerequisite: GEOL 3113, GEOL 3233, and limited to undergraduate geology and geophysics majors. Discusses the origin and distribution of conventional and unconventional petroleum resources, source rocks, traps, seals, reservoir rock properties, exploration methods (well logs, core-to-log calibration, pay determination, subsurface mapping, 3-D seismic interpretation), reservoir geology, and reserves calculations. (F

Introductory Petroleum Geology and Geophysics (GPHY 3423). Prerequisites: GEOL 1114, MATH 2924 or MATH 2423, PHYS 2514, GEOL 3003, and limited to undergraduate petroleum engineering majors. Addresses conventional and unconventional petroleum resources, basic sedimentary and structural geology, the petroleum system, source rocks, migration, types of traps and seals, reservoir rock properties, exploration and development methods, and volumetric reserves calculations. (F)  

Reservoir Characterization

Reservoir Characterization (GEOL 6970). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Introduces concepts and methods of geological reservoir characterization using subsurface and outcrop data. The course explores each topic through lectures, in-class exercises, homework assignments, term projects, and a mandatory field trip to beautiful Colorado. Introduction to the petroleum system and reservoir characterization, sedimentary and reservoir-rock properties, reservoir stratigraphy, heterogeneity, and flow units, conventional and unconventional reservoir types, well logs and pay determination, electrofacies classification, well-log and seismic-based correlation and mapping, volumetric reserves estimation, case studies. (F)

Petroleum Reservoir Characterization and Modeling

Subsurface Analysis and Modeling (Slashlisted with GEOL 5233; Crosslisted with GPHY 4233/5233). Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Addresses concepts and methods of subsurface data analysis and modeling as applied to sedimentary rocks that commonly form subsurface reservoirs and aquifers. Various geoscience data (e.g., cores, well logs, seismic) are analyzed and used to construct 2D and 3-D subsurface models to evaluate and interpret geological features, geophysical characteristics, and petrophysical properties. (Sp)